respiratory acidosis

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An increase in hydrogen ion concentration of the blood (see acidosis) caused by failure to expire carbon dioxide from the lungs as quickly as it is formed in the tissues. Carbon dioxide accumulates in the blood where it forms carbonic acid, which dissociates to increase the hydrogen ion concentration. Compare metabolic acidosis.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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