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View in Spanish: Acidosis metabólica

Metabolic acidosis (MEH-tuh-BAH-lik A-sih-DOH-sis)
A condition in which the blood is too acidic. It may be caused by severe illness or sepsis (bacteria in the bloodstream).



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