base excess n.
A measure of metabolic alkalosis based on the amount of strong acid that would have to be added per unit volume of whole blood to titrate it to pH 7.4 while at a specified temperature and carbon dioxide pressure.
- Base head
noun (slang) a person who is addicted to cocaine noun See basehead
having a low, mean, or contemptible nature or character; meanspirited.
- Base hit
a fair ball enabling the batter to reach base without the commission of an error in the field or the making of a force-out or fielder’s choice on another base runner. Historical Examples Chance was up first in the ninth and he pushed a base hit to right field. Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson […]
- Base jump
a parachute jump from the tops of tall manmade or natural objects, usually from 1,000 feet (305 meters) or less.