Alkalosis is a condition in which the PH of the body fluids rises, meaning they have excess base (alkali). It is caused by decreased carbon dioxide (an acid) or increased bicarbonate (a base) which causes the the body to be too alkaline. In alkalisis, the blood PH rises to higher than 7.45. This is the opposite of excess acid, which is called acidosis.
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