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Compare and contrast the chemical and physiological buffer systems. Why are there two systems? How do they work in conjunction to maintain homeostasis?

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Chemical and physiological buffer systems are compared and contrasted.

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The maintenance of homeostasis in the blood is paramount to function of the whole body. All chemical reactions are dependent on pH and temperature. The chemical and physiological buffer systems are set up to maintain homeostasis of blood pH between 7.35 - 7.45.

The release of hydrogen ions (H+) as well as bases (-) is a common byproduct of metabolism. There are chemical buffers already present in the blood to ...

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