Acidosis (noun)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.


  1. The patient was diagnosed with respiratory acidosis due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  2. The uncontrolled diabetes caused metabolic acidosis in his body.
  3. The kidney failure led to the accumulation of excess acid causing renal acidosis.
  4. She was given sodium bicarbonate to treat the acidosis caused by the drugs.
  5. The acidosis caused the patient's breath to smell fruity.
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