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The plasma (HCO3-) of an individual living at a high elevation is 18.5 meq/L. If this concentration of bicarbonate fully compensates the decrease in PCO2 found at the higher elevation, the PCO2 must be: 15, 18, 21, 31, or 37 mm Hg.

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This solution looks at the partial pressure of CO2 in blood. The elevation of decrease compensation of PCO2 is found.

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