oa South African Medical Journal - Acid-base balance made simple
|Article Title||Acid-base balance made simple|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Chemical Patholgoy, Medical University of Southern Africa, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Feb 1979|
|Pages||205 - 208|
|Keyword(s)||Acid-base balance, Chemical pathology, Clinical relevance and Physiology|
The control of extracellular acid-base balance is difficult to grasp unless it is realized that the pH of the blood depends upon the ratio H2CO3/NaHCO3 and that, without alteration of pulmonary ventilation, the H2CO3 neither rises nor falls.
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