What is renal tubular acidosis?

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( ′rēn·əl ′tüb·yə·lər ′as·ə′dō·səs ) (medicine) Defective hydrogen-ion excretion in the renal tubules, resulting in hyperchloremic acidosis and inadequate acidification of the urine.
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Type 4 renal tubular acidosis is not hereditary, but is associated with diabetes mellitus, sickle cell anemia, an autoimmune disease, or an obstructed urinary tract.
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Distal renal tubular acidosis is a disease that occurs when the kidneys don't remove acid properly into the urine, leaving the blood too acidic (called acidosis).
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Kidney damage caused by the deficiency of the kidney function, causes the body acid-base imbalances caused acidosis.
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