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metabolic acidosis (loss of bicarbonate from the ECF): is a process which if unchecked leads to acidemia , i.e. blood pH is low (less than 7.35) due to increased production of H+ by the body or the inability of the body to form bicarbonate (HCO3-) in the kidney . Its causes are diverse, and its consequences can be serious, including coma and death . Together with respiratory acidosis , it is one of the two general causes of acidemia. Metabolic alkalosis is a metabolic condition in which the pH of the blood is elevated beyond the normal range. This is usually the result of decreased hydrogen ion concentration, leading to increased bicarbonate , or alternatively a direct result of increased bicarbonate concentrations (Increase in bicarbonate usually by lower of metabolic acids). Respiratory acidosis is acidosis (abnormal decrease in the pH of the blood) due to decreased ventilation of the pulmonary alveoli , leading to elevated arterial carbon dioxide concentration. Respiratory acidosis is a clinical disturbance that is due to alveolar
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This note was uploaded on 07/12/2011 for the course NURSING 000 taught by Professor Clark during the Spring '11 term at Alabama.

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