measure of the body fluid's free H+ ion level
Normal Ph of the blood is
Below 6.8 or above 7.8
will interfere with cellular functioning and if uncorrected can lead to death
are proton acceptors
The ratio of carbonic acid to bicarbonate is
acidosis is not a disease its a
act chemically to change strong acids into weaker acids or bind acids to neutralize their effect
it controls and regulates blood levels of CO2 and the HCO3 content
is essential in analyzing cause of metabolic acidosis
High anion gap
excessive amount of acid
Causes for normal anion gap acidosis
severe diarrhea and renal failure,excess administration of chlorine
Causes for High anion acidosis
diabetic ketoacidosis, shock, excessive ingestion of alcohol beverages
Muscle twitching and burning, oral numbness, weakness, flaccid paralysis
tingling and numbness in the arms and legs
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