Español
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER
  • Print
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


metabolic acidosis  listen  (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).