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Bicarbonate

Synonym(s)

  • HCO3

Definition(s)

Inorganic salts that contain the -HCO3 radical. They are an important factor in determining the pH of the blood and the concentration of bicarbonate ions is regulated by the kidney. Levels in the blood are an index of the alkali reserve or buffering capacity.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 25, 2014