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Metabolic alkalosis

metabolic alkalosis

(Science: biochemistry) A metabolic derangement where the pH of the blood is abnormally high (basic).

This condition may result from hyperventilation, the use of a particular drug, excessive vomiting or dehydration (contraction alkalosis).


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Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis

... answer it for the sake of people doing searches. Respiratory acidosis/alkalosis is normally a result of a deviation from normal rates of CO2 exchange; ... lower pH by keeping more CO2 in circulation, countering his high pH. Metabolic acidosis/alkalosis can be attributed to a myriad of causes, from ...

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by CarlosG
Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:03 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis
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Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis

... Just wondering if anyone can help me with understanding respiratory and metabolic acidosis/alkalosis. I understand the acidosis/alkalisos part, just not how to determine whether it is ...

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by shorty7805
Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:24 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Respiratory vs metabolic acidosis/alkalosis
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gastroenteritis

... H+ in the body, and this cause an increase in pH which results in metabolic alkalosis. Also, there will be increase in bicarbonate. Hope that helps.

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by bionewbie
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: gastroenteritis
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dangers of acidosis and alkalosis in the blood

... The major categories of acidosis are respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis. The human body is programmed to correct for either respiratory ... and proximal renal tubular acidosis), and other metabolic diseases. Alkalosis Alkalosis is a condition of excess base (alkali) in the body fluids. ...

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by b_d_41501
Fri May 13, 2005 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: dangers of acidosis and alkalosis in the blood
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