NCI Drug Dictionary
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The monosodium salt of carbonic acid with alkalinizing and electrolyte replacement properties. Upon dissociation, sodium bicarbonate forms sodium and bicarbonate ions. Ion formation increases plasma bicarbonate and buffers excess hydrogen ion concentration, resulting in raised blood pH. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent.
|Synonyms:||baking soda |
bicarbonate of soda
|Chemical structures:||NaHCO3 |
sodium hydrogen carbonate