- Acidosis is a condition in which the pH of the blood is abnormally low (less than 7.35) due to an excess of acid or a decreased ability to remove acid. This can be caused by several factors such as kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes, and certain medications.
- Acidosis can also refer to a condition where the body produces too much acid and can't remove it efficiently.
Acidosis is derived from the greek word "acido" meaning acid and the suffix "-osis" meaning condition or state of.
- The patient was diagnosed with respiratory acidosis due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- The uncontrolled diabetes caused metabolic acidosis in his body.
- The kidney failure led to the accumulation of excess acid causing renal acidosis.
- She was given sodium bicarbonate to treat the acidosis caused by the drugs.
- The acidosis caused the patient's breath to smell fruity.