Definition of Bicarbonate

1. Noun. A salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate.




Definition of Bicarbonate

1. n. 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.

Definition of Bicarbonate

1. Noun. (chemistry) the univalent anion HCO3; any salt of carbonic acid in which only one of the hydrogen atoms has been replaced ¹

2. Noun. sodium bicarbonate used as a mild antacid; bicarbonate of soda ¹

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Definition of Bicarbonate

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Medical Definition of Bicarbonate

1. 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. 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. Pharmacological action: buffers. (27 Jun 1999)

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Literary usage of Bicarbonate

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"3 which reveals the :orrelation (P > 0.10 for all analyses) bonate excretion (representing that af bicarbonate reabsorption inhibited ..."

2. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"Preparation of Pure Sodium Carbonate bicarbonate of Soda made by the Ammonia-Soda process may be obtained in exceedingly pure form. ..."

3. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"The carbonate can take up more carbonic acid than bicarbonate, ... The use of the bicarbonate should not be delayed until coma has set in, for it may then ..."

4. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1855)
"Saturated solutions of bicarbonate of magnesia and of silica in potash mixed ... The decomposition of the bicarbonate of magnesia by silicate of potash is, ..."

5. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"bicarbonate of magnesia and chloride of calcium, when brought together in solution, undergo mutual decomposition with separation of carbonate of lime, ..."

6. Chemical News and Journal of Physical Science (1870)
"... 0-02949 ; bicarbonate of protoxide of manganese, 0-00043 i CHIMICI! ... bicarbonate of protoxide of iron, 0-05007; bicarbonate of protoxide of manganese ..."

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