base medical definition
- The part of an organ nearest its point of attachment.
- A fundamental ingredient; a chief constituent of a mixture.
- Any of a large class of compounds, including the hydroxides and oxides of metals, having a bitter taste, a slippery solution, the capacity to turn litmus blue, and to react with acids to form salts.
- A molecular or ionic substance capable of combining with a proton to form a new substance. Also called Brønsted base.
- A nitrogen-containing organic compound that combines in such a manner.
- A substance that provides a pair of electrons for a covalent bond with an acid.
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