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respiratory alkalosis

 

Definition: alkalosis resulting from abnormal loss of CO2 produced by hyperventilation, either active or passive, with concomitant reduction in arterial plasma bicarbonate concentration.

Synonym(s): acapnial alkalosis

See Also: compensated alkalosis

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