A state characterized by actual or relative decrease of alkali in body fluids in relation to the acid content; depending on the degree of compensation for the acidosis, the pH of body fluids may be normal or decreased; an accumulation of acid metabolites often is present, and tissue function may be disturbed (most importantly that of the central nervous system), if compensation is inadequate.


carbon dioxide acidosis

compensated acidosis

compensated respiratory acidosis

diabetic acidosis

hyperchloremic acidosis

lactic acidosis

metabolic acidosis

primary renal tubular acidosis

renal tubular acidosis

respiratory acidosis

secondary renal tubular acidosis

starvation acidosis

uncompensated acidosis