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micro-Astrup method

Pronunciation: as'trup

Definition: an interpolation technique for acid-base measurement, based on pH and the use of the Siggaard-Andersen nomogram to determine the base deficit as an expression of metabolic acidosis and the arterial PCO2 as an expression of respiratory acidosis or alkalosis.

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