Human Anatomy and Physiology Study Set 2
Quiz 25 :
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis
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Mrs.Watkins has COPD,an obstructive respiratory disorder.An arterial blood gas (ABG)sample was taken and the following observed: an elevated arterial PCO2,lower than normal blood pH,and an elevated bicarbonate ion level.Determine the cause of her acid-base balance and the degree to which compensation,if any,is present.