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View in Spanish: Equilibrio acidobásico

Acid-base equilibrium (A-sid-bays EE-kwuh-LIH-bree-um)
In medicine, the state of having the right amount of acid and base in the blood and other body fluids. Keeping a normal acid-base equilibrium is important for the body to work the way it should. Also called acid-base balance.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.