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renal tubular acidosis


Definition: a clinical syndrome characterized by decreased ability to acidify urine, and by low plasma bicarbonate and high plasma chloride concentrations, often with hypokalemia; often complicated by osteomalacia, nephrocalcinosis, or renal calculi.

Synonym(s): hyperchloremic acidosis

See Also: primary renal tubular acidosis, secondary renal tubular acidosis

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