Balance, acid-base
Acid-base balance refers to the mechanisms the body uses to keep its fluids close to neutral pH (that is, neither basic nor acidic) so that the body can function normally.

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  • acid-base balance — noun (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body with a normal acid base balance in the body the blood is slightly alkaline • Syn: ↑acid base equilibrium • Topics: ↑physiology • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • acid-base equilibrium — noun (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body with a normal acid base balance in the body the blood is slightly alkaline • Syn: ↑acid base balance • Topics: ↑physiology • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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