acidaemia

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acidaemia (countable and uncountable, plural acidaemias)

  1. (medicine) a medical condition marked by an abnormally high concentration of hydrogen ions in a person's blood
    • 1999, Balen, Broughton Pipkin, Calder, et al, Dewhurst's textbook of obstetrics and gynaecology for postgraduates: Sixth edition, page 274:
      The development of marked metabolic acidaemia during labour occurs in about 20% of high-risk pregnancies, which is eight times higher than in normal pregnancies.

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