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Medical Term:

alkaline-ash diet


a diet consisting mainly of fruits, vegetables, and milk (with minimal amounts of meat, fish, eggs, cheese, and cereals), which, when catabolized, leave an alkaline residue to be excreted in the urine.

Synonym(s): acid-ash diet, basic diet

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