Login

Join for Free!
119270 members


what causes respiratory Alkalosis during hyper ventilation?

Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. Anything human!

Moderator: BioTeam

what causes respiratory Alkalosis during hyper ventilation?

Postby yauhiulok » Fri May 27, 2005 6:44 am

what causes respiratory Alkalosis during hyper ventilation?
yauhiulok
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:16 am

Postby clarence » Fri May 27, 2005 8:17 am

During hyperventilation, a person acquires a rate of respiration higher than that required to maintain a normal partial pressure of CO2 in the blood. With increased ventilation, more CO2 is exhaled, and the reaction below is driven to the left.

CO2 + H2O <-> H2CO3 <-> H+ + HCO3-
carbon dioxide + water <-> carbonic acid <-> hydrogen ion + bicarbonate ion

Driven to the left, H+ concentration falls, and blood pH rises, resulting in respiratory alkalosis, a condition where systemic arterial blood PCO2 falls below 35mmHg if there is no compensation.

Regards,
Clarence
Ideology...is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence. -- Louis Althusser, For Marx
clarence
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 2:47 pm
Location: Manila, Philippines

Postby yauhiulok » Fri May 27, 2005 8:22 am

nice and clear, thanks!

if anyone wants to add anything, you are more than welcome :D
yauhiulok
Garter
Garter
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:16 am


Postby b_d_41501 » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:22 am

I believe that's a pretty good answer!! lol
"Take four red capsules, in ten minutes take two more. Help is on the way."
----- Voice from the Medicine Cabinet
User avatar
b_d_41501
King Cobra
King Cobra
 
Posts: 746
Joined: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:55 pm
Location: Kentucky


Return to Human Biology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests