Metabolic alkalosis - Learning Issue: Metabolic acidosis-MH...

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Learning Issue: Metabolic acidosis-MH · Don’t Miss This: · Definition: The manifestation of metabolic acidosis is a result of an elevated arterial pH, an increase in the serum HCO - 3 , and an increase in Pa CO2 as a result of compensatory alveolar hypoventilation. It is often associated with hypochloremia or hypokalemia. Metabolic alkalosis frequently occurs in association with other disorders such as respiratory alkalosis or acidosis or metabolic acidosis. · Causes: There are many categories and subcategories for the causes of metabolic alkalosis. I am going to name a few I think may be important, but please refer to the resource for a better description, as well as the pathology behind them. Gastrointestinal may include vomiting or gastric aspiration. Renal may include diuretics, hypercalcemia/hypoparathyroidism, penicillin/carbenicillin, potassium depletion. High renin as a result of renal artery stenosis, accelerated hypertension. Low renin as a result of adenoma, hyperplasia, and carcinoma. Other causes chewing tobacco. · Risk Factors or Predisposing Factors:
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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