a fermented milk produced by growing the bacterium Lactobacillus acidophilus in milk, used in medicine to alter the microbial flora of the intestinal tract under certain conditions.
(med) milk fermented by bacteria of the species Lactobacillus acidophilus, used in treating disorders of the gastrointestinal tract
acidophilus milk ac·i·doph·i·lus milk (ās’ĭ-dŏf’ə-ləs)
Milk fermented by bacterial cultures that thrive in dilute acid, often used to alter the bacterial flora of the gastrointestinal tract in the treatment of certain digestive disorders.
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal. Historical Examples acidosis is a form of intoxication due to the retention of these toxic acids in the body. Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit As the sarco-lactic acid liberated in the muscles is not oxygenated a condition of acidosis ensues. Manual of Surgery […]
a blood condition in which the bicarbonate concentration is below normal. noun a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in the acidity of the blood and extracellular fluids acidosis ac·i·do·sis (ās’ĭ-dō’sĭs) n. pl. ac·i·do·ses (-sēz’) An abnormal increase in the acidity of body fluids, caused either by accumulation of acids or by depletion of bicarbonates. […]
Chemistry. a compound usually having a sour taste and capable of neutralizing alkalis and reddening blue litmus paper, containing hydrogen that can be replaced by a metal or an electropositive group to form a salt, or containing an atom that can accept a pair of electrons from a base. Acids are proton donors that yield […]
an acidulating substance.