Clinical Correlates of pH Levels
|pCO2||25 mm Hg||35-45 mm Hg|
|[HCO3-]||15 mmol/liter||24-28 mmol/liter|
What condition does this patient appear to have?
A. compensated respiratory acidosis B. compensated metabolic acidosisDecreased HCO3- together with decreased pH signals a metabolic acidosis. The lowered pCO2 is due to compensation in the lung, which nearly normalizes blood pH. C. uncompensated respiratory acidosis D. uncompensated metabolic acidosis
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