metabolic acidosis

Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p503
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An encyclopedia entry for the term "metabolic acidosis" is presented. It refers to the increased acidity of blood and tissues resulting from chemical processes in the body. It may arise from a failure to remove waste from normal process, such as in kidney disease, and from uncontrolled or abnormal processes, such as in diabetic ketoacidosis and lactic acidosis.


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