alkalosis

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alkalosis

[‚al·kə′lō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition of high blood alkalinity caused either by high intake of sodium bicarbonate or by loss of hydrochloric acid or blood carbon dioxide.
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However, dietary VE supplementation did prevent respiratory alkalosis observed during HS conditions and may be an effective dietary supplement for use in a summer ration.
Does intermittent mandatory ventilation correct respiratory alkalosis in patients receiving assisted mechanical ventilation?
Then, expecting a compensatory response, a low PaC[O.sub.2] (19.5 mmHg) indicates respiratory alkalosis. Results lead to a final diagnosis of totally compensated metabolic acidosis.
Eighteen cases of respiratory alkalosis (8%) also presented in critical condition.
However, the immediate response to heat stress is that respiratory rate increases and a corresponding decrease in the levels of blood carbon dioxide and respiratory alkalosis (elevated blood pH) is observed (Borges et al., 2003).Thus the elevated levels of blood pH in the present study clearly indicates that the birds were in heat stress.
Vasospasm was not observed with hyperventilation-induced respiratory alkalosis or the cold pressor test.
Respiratory alkalosis produces a feeling of light-headedness and peripheral paraesthesia - a phenomenon you probably know better as pins and needles.
Despite supportive treatment (including administration of plasma from a BHF survivor), his condition worsened; hematemesis, melena, hematochezia, hematuria, anuria, respiratory alkalosis, and metabolic acidosis developed in the patient, eventually resulting in death.
The only initial area of concern was that tonic-clonic movements were observed in a few patients in association with respiratory alkalosis and deep anaesthesia.
(14) The HVR increases the respiratory rate, leading to a respiratory alkalosis and an increased arterial oxygen saturation.
(25) After about 30 minutes of hyperventilation, however, there is a drop in potassium, with a shift of potassium from the intracellular to extracellular space as the body attempts to buffer the respiratory alkalosis with K+ ions replacing H+ ions.