Fluid and Electrolyte Balance: Week 4 - Acid-Base Balance

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Which system regulates blood pH by acting immediately?

Respiratory System

What is the normal range for blood pH that homeostatic mechanisms maintain?


Which of the following is NOT a pH regulator mentioned in the text?

Respiratory Buffer

What is the typical range for PaCO2 regulated by the lungs?

35-45 mmHg

Which type of acids fall into two categories: Volatile acids and Nonvolatile acids?

Weak acids

In the context of acid-base balance, what does HCO3- stand for?


Explore the concept of acid-base balance in the human body, focusing on blood pH levels and the role of hydrogen ions. Learn about homeostatic mechanisms that regulate pH within a specific range. Dive into the production of hydrogen ions through metabolic processes.

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