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Unformatted text preview: Exercise 10: Acid/Base Balance Worksheet Assignment Due: Week 1 Student instructions : Follow the step-by-step instructions for this exercise found in your text and record your answers in the spaces below. Submit this completed document by the assignment due date found in the Syllabus. Please make sure that your answers are typed in RED . Please type your Name and Student ID Number here: Nathan Aime 4134653 Respiratory Acidosis and Alkalosis Activity 1: Normal Breathing 1. At 20 seconds, pH = 7.4 2. At 40 seconds, pH = 7.4 3. At 60 seconds, pH = 7.4 4. Did the pH level of the blood change at all during normal breathing? If so, how? No 5. Was the pH level always within the normal range for the human body? Yes 6. Did the P CO2 level change during the course of normal breathing? If so, how? No Activity 2a: Hyperventilation Run 1 1. At 20 seconds, pH = 7.45 2. At 40 seconds, pH = 7.5 3. At 60 seconds, pH = 7.68 4. Maximum pH = 7.68 5. Did the pH level of the blood change at all during this run? If so, how? Yes, pH level increased. 6. Was the pH level always within the normal range for the human body? If not, when was the pH value outside of the normal range, and what acid/base imbalance did this pH value indicate? No. When it increased >7.45. Alkalosis 7. Did the P CO2 level change during the curse of this run? If so, how? Yes. Pco 2 level decreased. 8. If you observed an acid/base imbalance during this run, how would you expect to renal system to compensate for this condition? Kidneys would generate H + or secrete HCO 3 into urine. 9. How did the hyperventilation trace differ from the trace for the normal breathing?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BUSN 310 taught by Professor Alex during the Spring '11 term at American Public University.
- Spring '11