Definitions for "Bicarbonate"
Keywords:  antacid, hco, acidosis, soda, alkali
A carbonate in which but half the hydrogen of the acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, thus making the proportion of the acid to the positive or basic portion twice what it is in the normal carbonates; an acid carbonate; -- sometimes called supercarbonate.
a salt of carbonic acid. Lactic acid, which normally accumulates in muscle tissue during strenuous exercise, is a major cause of muscle fatigue. Adding dietary bicarbonate helps reduce the acid load in muscle tissue and also helps to increase blood pH, leading to a quicker recovery from muscle fatigue. A drop in the pH indicates an increase in the acidity of the blood. In lay terms, this is referred to as "acidosis", but more correctly it is the LOWERING OF THE ALKALI RESERVES.
A substance that may be given to an infant to neutralize excess acid in the blood.
Alkalinity in water is usually composed of bicarbonate and is reported as mg/L CaCO3.
an impurity found in water which can raise the pH of the soil, and can cause plugging problems with drip systems.