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A condition of decreased alkali reserve of the blood and other body fluids.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a change in the acid-alkaline balance of the organism as a result of insufficient removal and oxidation of organic acids (for example, beta-hydroxybutyric acid). Usually these products are rapidly removed from the body. In febrile diseases, intestinal disorders, pregnancy, starvation, and such, they are retained in the body; this is manifested in mild cases by the appearance of acetoacetic acid and acetone in the urine (so-called ketonuria). In severe cases (for example, diabetes mellitus) it may lead to coma. Treatment consists of removal of the cause of acidosis (for example, by administering insulin in case of diabetes); there is also symptomatic treatment—soda and an abundance of fluids taken internally.

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The additional dead space volume determines the level of increase in pC[O.sub.2] and accompanying respiratory acidosis. Enhanced pC[O.sub.2] and the respiratory acidosis have been studied to examine their influence on changes in respiratory function (Cathcart et al., 2005, Maruyama et al., 1988; Poon 1989), blood flow distribution (Howden et al., 2004; Ogoh et al., 2009,), muscle contractility (Mador et al., 1997; Vianna et al., 1990) and metabolic pathways of energy production (Graham et al., 1980; 1982; 1986; Graham and Wilson 1983; Kato et al., 2005; McLellan, 1991; Ostergard et al., 2012).