acid-base balance

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Noun1.acid-base balance - (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the bodyacid-base balance - (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body; "with a normal acid-base balance in the body the blood is slightly alkaline"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
chemical equilibrium, equilibrium - a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
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Interpretation of ABG results requires an understanding of the underlying physiological mechanisms that maintain oxygen, carbon dioxide and acid-base homeostasis.
They present the material in three main parts dealing with basic physiochemical concepts, fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, and acid-base homeostasis, covering aspects related to both normal and abnormal physiology in each of the latter two sections.
Pairing one page of color illustrations with each page of related text, the book provides information on cell physiology, nerves and muscles, automatic nervous system, blood, respiration, acid-base homeostasis, kidneys, the cardiovascular system, thermal balance and thermo-regulation, nutrition and digestion, hormones and reproduction, and the central nervous system and senses.

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