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.
- Metabolic equivalent
metabolic equivalent n. Abbr. MET The energy expended while resting, usually calculated as the energy used to burn 3 to 4 milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute.