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Textbook Problem

According to the P co 2 /HCO 3 - /pH nomogram shown in Figure 7-15, if the P co 2 reported is 20 mm Hg, at a time when the pH is 7.51 and the HCO 3 -  is 16 mEq/L , what acid-base balance disturbance is present?

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To review:

The acid-base balance disturbance with the help of PCO2 /HCO3-/pH nomograph given that PCO2 is 20 mmHg at a time when the pH is 7.51 and HCO3- is 16 mEq/L.

Introduction:

The regulation of the normal pH (potential of hydrogen) of the blood is done by balancing the ratio of HCO3- (bicarbonate ions) and H2CO3 (carbonic acid) in the blood. The normal ratio that remains between them is 20:1. The acid-base balance disturbance of the body can be determined by the PCO2 /HCO3-/pH nomogram.

Explanation

The PCO2/HCO3-/pH nomograph indicates the alveolar hyperventilation with partial renal compensation, also called the partially compensated respiratory alkalosis, for the reported value of PCO2 as 20 mmHg, pH 7.51, and HCO3- 16 mEq/L. The readings of pH, HCO3-, and PCO2 intersect at the green-colored area of the nomogram

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