A Study On The Plasma Ph

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KenToria Suggs
Biology 101
Professor Byfield
27 October 2015
Writing Assignment: #1 “Bicarbonate infusion and pH clamp moderately reduce hyperventilation during ramp exercise in humans”, executed and written by Francois Peronnet, Tim Meyer, Bernard Aguilaniu, Carl-Etienne Juneau, Oliver Faude, and Wilfried Kindermann was first published on September 7th, 2006. The purpose of the study was to test and determine if the decrease in plasma pH contributes to the hyperventilation observed in humans in response to high intensity workload. During the experiment, the plasma pH was the vocal point of this experiment where five healthy male subjects preformed a ramp exercise. The experiment was done to see if the reduction in plasma pH and the development of exercise hyperventilation is conclusive data to the hypothesis that says, “...Hyperventilation is a ventilatory compensation of the metabolic acidosis that develops at high workloads and could be triggered, at least in part, by the reduction in plasma pH.” (Journal of Applied Psychology) The plasma pH and the hyperventilation from exercise were the main focuses of the experiment and the end results data suggest that the decrease in plasma pH is one of the factors that contribute to the hyperventilation observed at high workloads. In the conclusion of the experiment, in the control situation, plasma pH decreased greatly below resting value and reached 7.270 at the conclusion opposed to 7.414 at a resting position. However, pH
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