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By F. John Gennari, Horacio J. Adrogue, John H. Galla, Nicolaos Maddias

With specific contributions and examine from specialists within the body structure of ordinary acid-base homeostasis and the administration of acid-base problems, this reference provides an abundance of knowledge on acid-base body structure, problems of acid-base equilibrium, and the administration and remedy of those issues in medical perform. a distinct and well timed resource, this consultant presents a good number of tables, references, and figures to demonstrate the connection among the underlying body structure and prognosis of acid-base problems.

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This transporter appears to have no pH dependence. NHE5 is also found in brain tissue, and NHE6 appears to be a mitochondrial transporter (44). Hþ-ATPase The vacuolar Hþ-ATPase is an electrogenic active transporter present in a subset of specialized cells in the body, including renal tubule and corneal epithelial cells, neutrophils, macrophages, and osteoclasts (Fig. 4) (26). In all these cells, Hþ-ATPase on the cell membrane can be shown to play a role in restoring intracellular pH in response to acute acidification when Naþ=Hþ exchange is inhibited (36,45–47).

Carbon dioxide is highly soluble in water and behaves as a weak acid in solution because a small fracþ tion of dissolved CO2 interacts with water forming HCOÀ 3 and H , and these ions rapidly combine to form carbonic acid (H2CO3). Central to acid–base physiology is an understanding of the relationships among CO2, H2CO3, and HCOÀ 3. CO2 Solubility The concentration of CO2 in solution is directly proportional to the partial pressure of CO2 in the gas phase in equilibrium with the solution, 10 Gennari and Galla a relationship known as Henry’s law: ½CO2 dis Š ¼ aPCO2 ð16Þ In this equation, [CO2 dis] is expressed in mmol=L and PCO2 in mmHg.

32)], 2À À (5) HCOÀ 3 =CO2 equilibrium [Eq. (23)], and (6) CO3 =HCO3 equilibrium À 0 2 À þ (K3 ¼ [H ]  [CO3 ]=[HCO3 ]). When solved simultaneously, they yield a fourth-order equation: 0 0 0 ½Hþ Š4 þ ð½SIDŠ þ KA Þ Â ½Hþ Š3 þ ðKA  ð½SIDŠ À ½CŠÞ À KHOH 0 0 0 0 À KA  PCO2 Þ Â ½Hþ Š2 À ðKA  ðKHOH þ KA  PCO2 Þ 0 0 0 0 0 À K3  KA  PCO2 Þ Â ½Hþ Š À KA  K3  KA  PCO2 ¼ 0 ð33Þ Rearranging this formula to solve for [Hþ], and using the values from normal plasma, this expression yields a value of 40 nEq=L.

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