Purchase Solution

Respiratory and Metabolic Acidosis and Alkalosis

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

1. Detail the hormones responsible for maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance.
2. Compare the compensatory mechanism employed in respiratory acidosis and alkalosis.
3. Compare the compensatory mechanism employed in metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

The expert examines respiratory and metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.

Solution Preview

1. There are a number of hormones which influence fluid and electrolyte balance. Anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), is a prominent one that is released from the pituitary gland which has various effects on the central nervous system, kidneys and cardiovascular system. The most relevant of these effects is it's capability in increasing water reabsorption in the kidney, thereby allowing the body to retain more water and fluids in general. ADH acts directly in renal tissue to increase expression of aquaporins, protein channels which allow ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
The Heart

This quiz test the understanding of the heart and some of its parts. It is important to understand how the heart functions and what makes it function.

Breastfeeding Basics

How much do you know about breastfeeding? Find out with this quiz!

How Well Do You Know Your Body?

This quiz will assess the different systems of the human body. It will examine everything from the organs to the cellular processes that occur.

The Plant Body

This quiz will test your knowledge of the anatomy of a common plant.

Identifying Variables in Science Experiments, Part 2

Using sample experiments, test yourself to see if you can identify independent, dependent, and controlled variables. Identifying variables is key in understanding and developing experiments. The questions are biology related, but this can be applied to any area of science.