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An individual has an episode of gastroenteritis with vomiting and diarrhea. How it will affect his intracellular and extracellular fluid compartments volume and osmolality? What acid-base abnormality will he develop?
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When someone is vomitting, they are vomitting up acid. You are losing H+ in the body, and this cause an increase in pH which results in metabolic alkalosis. Also, there will be increase in bicarbonate.
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