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Postby Vuong_2F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:58 pm

How does carbon dioxide lead to respiratory acidosis?

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Re: Acidosis

Postby TarynD_1I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:02 am

Respiratory acidosis is a surplus of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, and since CO2 is acidic, it lowers the pH of blood to be acidic. This happens when a person is suffocating, or not breathing out the CO2 they produce. Therefore, acidosis may be deadly because the pH of blood should not be acidic (it is usually about neutral, a little alkaline).

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