milk-alkali syndromemedical dictionary

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A form of metabolic acidosis that can result from the excessive consumption of milk (calcium) and antacids (sodium bicarbonate) over a prolonged period of time. This can result in calcium deposits in the kidneys and body tissues.

Symptoms include nausea, vomiting and weakness. May be seen as a complication of peptic ulcer therapy.

(27 Sep 1997)

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