Organization of the Body
Related Clinical Terms
sour, sharp) A condition of acidity
or low pH (below 7.35) of the blood; high hydrogen ion
sis) A condition of basicity or high pH (above
7.45) of the blood; low hydrogen ion concentration.
Metals with toxic eﬀects on the body, including arsenic,
mercury, and lead. Iron, also included in this group, is toxic in
Radiation that causes atoms to ionize; for
example, radioisotope emissions and X rays.
sis) A condition resulting from excessive ketones
(breakdown products of fats) in the blood; common during
starvation and acute attacks of diabetes mellitus.
Disease resulting from exposure of the body to
radioactivity; digestive system organs are most aﬀected.
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