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Using the following sets of blood values, I name the acid-base imbalance (acidosis or alkalosis), determine its cause (metabolic or respiratory), decide whether the condition is being compensated for, and cite at least one possible cause for the imbalance: pH = 7.2, PCO2 = 47 mmHg, HCO3- = 33 mEq/L.

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A pH of 7.2 indicates some type of acidosis (normal pH is 7.35-7.45).
<br>PCO2 of 47 indicates a case of respiratory acidosis (anytime the PCO2 ...

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