Alkalosis - respiratory

Alternative names
Respiratory alkalosis

Definition

Respiratory alkalosis is a condition of excessive alkalinity of the body fluids, most often associated with respiratory (breathing) disorders. The pH (a measure of acidity) is high and carbon dioxide levels are low.

see Respiratory alkalosis.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Levon Ter-Markosyan, D.M.D.

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