Clinical Correlates of pH Levels
|pCO2||25 mm Hg||35-45 mm Hg|
|[HCO3-]||22 mmol/liter||24-28 mmol/liter|
His companions report that he was "trying to set the world record for holding his breath underwater", but had fainted after hyperventilating for 15 minutes.
What condition does this patient appear to have?
A. uncompensated respiratory alkalosis B. uncompensated metabolic alkalosis C. partially compensated respiratory alkalosis D. partially compensated metabolic alkalosis
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