Alkalosis is a disorder of acid-base balance in which the [pH]] rises above the physiological limit (the physiological value of pH is 7.36–7.45).
- Respiratory alkalosis - caused by increased output of CO2.
- Metabolic alkalosis – caused by H+ losses (eg vomiting), new formation or increased intake of HCO3-.
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- ŠVÍGLEROVÁ, Jitka. Alkalosis [online]. The last revision 2/18/2009, [cit. 2010-11-12]. <https://web.archive.org/web/20160306065550/http://wiki.lfp-studium.cz/index.php/Alkal%C3%B3za>.