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Clinical Correlates of pH Levels
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Problem 7: Chronic compensation for collapsed lung

Suppose a patient has a collapsed lung and cannot expel CO2 at a normal rate. Chronic compensation would involve:

A. increased activity of carbonic anhydrase.
B. kidney retention of H+.
C. kidney retention of HCO3-.
D. kidney expulsion of HCO3-.
E. switching to anaerobic metabolism.

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