Bicarbonate: In medicine, bicarbonate usually refers to bicarbonate of soda (sodium bicarbonate, baking soda) white powder that is common ingredient in antacids. Also, the bicarbonate level is an indirect measure of the acidity of the blood that is determined when electrolytes are tested. The normal serum range for bicarbonate is 22-30 mmol/L.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( bÄ«-kÃ¤r ' bÉ™-nÄt ' , -nÄt ) n. The radical group HCO 3 or a compound, such as sodium bicarbonate, containing it.
Bicarbonate is the most important buffer in the blood and prevents blood from becoming too acidic.
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Describes how a bicarbonate test is used, when a bicarbonate test is ordered, and what the results of a bicarbonate test might mean
NaHCO 3 White, water-soluble crystals with an alkaline taste; loses carbon dioxide at 270Â°C; used as a medicine and a butter preservative, in food preparation, in ...