Exam 3 - Acid Base Balance

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  1. Acid
    A substance containing hydrogen ions that can be liberated.
  2. Bases
    A substance that can accept or trap a hydrogen ion.
  3. pH
    The unit of measurement used to describe acid-base balance, the concentration of hydrogen ions in the body fluid.
  4. Normal pH of the body
    7.35 - 7.45
  5. Alkaline
    Lower H concentration; higher pH
  6. Acidic
    Higher H concentration, lower pH
  7. Compensation
    Physiologic processes (corrective body response) that attempt to restore, make adjustments for changes in the pH
  8. Homeostatic Regulators
    Narrow range of normal pH achieved by homeostatic regulators of hy
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