NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,051 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- acid-base balance
- listen (A-sid-bays BA-lunts)
- In medicine, the state of having the right amount of acid and base in the blood and other body fluids. Keeping a normal acid-base balance is important for the body to work the way it should. Also called acid-base equilibrium.