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Carbon dioxide acidosis

Carbon dioxide acidosis --> respiratory acidosis

(Science: biochemistry) a metabolic derangement of acid-base balance where the blood ph is abnormally low.

causes include haemorrhagic shock, cardiogenic shock, severe dehydration, sepsis, toxic ingestion (for example isopropyl alcohol, methanol), alcoholic ketoacidosis, lactic acidosis, renal failure and diabetic ketoacidosis. Respiratory acidosis will occur if the lungs are not ventilating properly resulting in an excess of carbon dioxide in the body.

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dangers of acidosis and alkalosis in the blood

Acidosis The acid/base status of the body (pH) is regulated ... by an accumulation of acid or a significant loss of bicarbonate. The major categories of acidosis are respiratory ... if the acidosis was caused by excessive carbon dioxide (which is an acid) the body will correct the pH ...

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