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Unformatted text preview: hours. A) elevated CO2 B) Alkalosis C) Decreased pOs D) Acidosis Ventilator makes breathing better B Before patient is in a state of metabolically-compensated respiratory acidosis on Ventilator Kidney continues to secreat higher concentrations of H while breathing resumes normal and CO2 is eliminated. The body compensates metabolically by secreting more protons so the blood pH is normal but the patient doesnt breath so well. But the moment they breath better, the CO2 is being secreting and the protons are getting rid of, but the kidneys are still secreting H+ so they go into alkalosis because it takes the kidneys a while to catch up....
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2008 for the course BIOLCHEM 310 taught by Professor Jakob during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '07