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Tag Metabolic acidemia
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Metabolic Acidosis

a metabolic acidosis is an abnormal primary process or condition leading to an increase in fixed acids in the blood -> resulting in a fall in arterial plasma bicarbonate
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Metabolic Acidosis Evaluation

A metabolic acidosis is a process which, if uncorrected, would lead to an acidaemia. It is usually associated with a low bicarbonate concentration (or total CO2), but an acidosis may be masked by a co-existing metabolic alkalosis.