Respiratory Acidosis

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Respiratory Acidosis

Postby TanveerDhaliwal3G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:32 pm

What causes respiratory acidosis?

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Re: Respiratory Acidosis

Postby 205296774 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:45 pm

The pH of the blood is monitored by the ratio of H2CO3 and HCO3-, and when one increases or decreases too much, it affects the acidity or basicity. Respiratory acidosis occurs when one does not get enough O2 and has an accumulation of CO2, instead. This CO2 reacts with water to produce carbonic acid (H2CO3). The ratio is altered in favor of carbonic acid, lowering your pH to make your blood more acidic. Since humans are incredibly susceptible to changes, this pH difference can lead to death.

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Re: Respiratory Acidosis

Postby Kavya Immadisetty 2B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:54 pm

Just a note on this topic: blood usually has a ph of 7.35-7.45 so technically even 7 is acidic

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Re: Respiratory Acidosis

Postby Jacob Motawakel » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:33 pm

When there is too much CO2 in our bodies, it reacts with H20 and creates an acid H2CO3, which lowers the pH in our blood (acidosis).


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