sodium bicarbonate

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A salt of sodium that neutralizes acid and is used to treat metabolic acidosis (particularly renal tubular acidosis) and to reduce the acidity of the urine in mild urinary-tract infections; it is usually administered by mouth. Sodium bicarbonate is also an ingredient of many antacid preparations and is used in the form of drops to soften earwax.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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