metabolic acidosis n.
Decreased pH and bicarbonate concentration of the body fluids caused either by the accumulation of excess acids stronger than carbonic acid or by abnormal losses of bicarbonate from the body.
- Metabolic alkalosis
metabolic alkalosis n. An increase in the alkalinity of body fluids due to an increase in alkali intake or a decrease in acid concentration, as from vomiting.
[met-uh-bol-ik] /ˌmɛt əˈbɒl ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or affected by . 2. undergoing metamorphosis. adj. 1845 in biological sense, from German metabolisch (1839), from Greek metabolikos “changeable,” from metabole “a change, changing, a transition” (see metabolism). Used earlier in a general sense of “involving change” (1743). Related: Metabolically. metabolic met·a·bol·ic (mět’ə-bŏl’ĭk) adj. Of, […]
- Metabolic coma
metabolic coma n. A coma due to disorders of the neuronal mechanisms of energy transfer or due to impairment or deprivation of the energy sources.
- Metabolic craniopathy
metabolic craniopathy n. See Morgagni’s syndrome.