Tag Metabolic Alkalosis
Medmastery acid-base disorders 340

Medmastery: acid-base disorders

Franz Wiesbauer explains the relationship between pH, HCO3 and pCO2 and a simple rule which will help you decide whether the primary problem is respiratory or metabolic in nature.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Metabolic Alkalosis

Metabolic alkalosis is a a primary acid-base disorder that causes the plasma bicarbonate to rise to an abnormally high level. the severity of a metabolic alkalosis is determined by the difference between the actual [HCO3] and the expected [HCO3]