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Synonyms for alkalize

turn basic and less acidic

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The "cis" model does not involve pH zonation (the entire plant surface absorbs C[O.sub.2] and is likely somewhat alkaline) and CaC[O.sub.3] precipitation occurs because C[O.sub.2] uptake by the plant alkalinizes the nearby water.
Prevention strategies include daily ingestion of potassium citrate, "because it alkalinizes the urine and solubilizes urinary calcium," he said.
Because it alkalinizes water, thus making drinking water less acidic, it decreases absorption of aluminum, which should result in less deposition of aluminum in brain tissue.
The rationale behind using sodium bicarbonate in this setting is that it alkalinizes the renal tubules, thus protecting them from free radicals (an acidic environment promotes free radical formation).