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