What is acidosis and how is it controlled?


Acidosis is the increased acidity in the blood caused by hydrogen ion concentration. Normally pH in humans is between 7.35 – 7.45; anything below this is acidosis. During metabolism if there is a rise in lactate out of proportion to pyruvate, acidosis may be seen, acidosis is also seen during a starved environment or as an effect of diabetes. A base keeps acid production at normal pH levels; acid-base balance is regulated by both the liver and kidneys. If positively charged


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