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After falling into an abandoned well, a young boy is rescued after he nearly drowns. He is found to have high levels of CO2 and lactic acid and low levels of O2. Diagnose the boys condition and recommend the necessary treatment to restore this body to homeostasis. Why does the boy have high levels of CO2 and lactic acid and low levels of O2?

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This solution explains why a human might have low levels of oxygen and high levels of carbon dioxide.

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This question is not as scary as it seems. There are 2 types of repiration- aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic respiration occurs in the presence of oxygen and anaerobic respiration occurs with low or no oxygen.

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