Acidosis

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Vuong_2F
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Acidosis

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

How does carbon dioxide lead to respiratory acidosis?

TarynD_1I
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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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Re: Acidosis

Postby Armen_Isayan_3F » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:23 pm

Carbon dioxide (CO2) leads to respiratory acidosis because the lungs are unable to remove the CO2 that is produced by the body. The extra CO2 that is found in the body causes the pH of the blood to decrease, and the body is no longer able to control the acidity properly.

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Re: Acidosis

Postby Gustavo_Chavez_1K » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:14 am

Respiratory acidosis essentially is when the lungs can not remove enough of the CO2 produced by the body. The excess amount of CO2 present in the body then causes pH levels of numerous bodily fluids to decrease, leading them to become acidic.


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