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How does hyperventilation syndrome affect the pH of the blood and result in patient incapacitation? What is the treatment?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 3:40 pm ad1c9bdddf
The circulatory system, consisting of the heart, blood and blood vessels, transport nutrients to and from the cells of the body. The cells are the focus of chemical reactions that maintain homeostasis of the body. For chemical reactions to occur, they rely on temperature and pH for ideal working conditions.
The normal pH of human blood is 7.35-7.45. With 7.0 as neutral, blood is slightly basic. But within the context of the range itself, 7.35 - 7.45, we say the blood is alkalytic if its pH exceeds 7.45 and acidic if it drops below 7.35.
Blood pH is maintained by buffers in the blood, respirations and kidney filtration. Buffers can immediately neutralize an acidic or basic component. The kidneys, ...
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