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What are the three main components of the buffer system?

Circulating bicarbonate (HCO3)
Respiratory system
Renal system

1

What are the four main clinical presentations of acid base disorders?

Respiratory acidosis
Respiratory alkalosis
Metabolic acidosis
Metabolic alkalosis

2

Is a pt acidic or basic aid they are retaining co2 (can't breath)?

Acidic

3

If a pt is hyperventilating is she acidic or basic? (Blowing out too much co2)

Basic

4

What produces the fastest response during acidotic/alkalodic emergencies?

Buffer system

5

What is an H+ ion?

Acid

6

What is an OH ion?

Base

7

Aspirin overdose will cause what acidosis or alkalosis?

Metabolic acidosis