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A condition in which blood or tissues are more acidic than normal (blood pH <7.35). Respiratory acidosis is a consequence of the failure of the lungs to remove carbon dioxide; metabolic acidosis arises through overproduction of acidic compounds (e.g. lactic acid during anaerobic exercise, diabetic ketosis), the inability to form bicarbonate in the kidney, or failure of excretion.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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