2nd semester Res Phy. #2

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  1. The bulk of CO2 is transported from the tissues to the lungs as ____.
    HCO3-
  2. The blood pH is dependent on a certain ratio, what is it?
    20:1

    HCO3- (base) : H2CO3 (acid)

    (for every H2CO3 molecule increase or decrease, 20 HCO3- molecules must increase or decrease to maintain a 20:1 ratio)
  3. 1. What happens during " Acute Ventilatory Failure" ?

    2. What does this do to the ratio?

    3. What does this do to the blood pH?
    (hypoventilation)

    1. The PACO2 increases, which then increases theĀ  blood Pco2 ,H2CO3, & HCO3- levels.

    2. It decreases the ration ( ratio less than 20:1)

    3. This causes the blood pH to decrease, (become less alkaline)

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2nd semester Res Phy. #2
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2014-02-05 06:01:09
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