Metabolic Alkalosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment


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Which of the following test results are most consistent with metabolic alkalosis?

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1. Metabolic alkalosis causes which of the following?

2. Bella has an abnormally high pH of the blood. What is the term for this condition?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Metabolic alkalosis refers to a condition wherein hydrogen ions have decreased or bicarbonate ions have increased, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of this condition. The quiz questions review the test results that are consistent with metabolic alkalosis, the effects of this condition, and related conditions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Test results that could indicate metabolic alkalosis
  • What metabolic alkalosis causes
  • When metabolic alkalosis is likely to occur
  • The likely causes of metabolic alkalosis

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on metabolic alkalosis, its causes, and its effects from the related lesson on this topic
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as metabolic alkalosis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the most likely cause of primary metabolic alkalosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson titled Metabolic Alkalosis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define metabolic alkalosis and alkalemia
  • Understand why and how metabolic alkalosis occurs
  • Recognize what metabolic alkalosis is likely to cause
  • Demonstrate your ability to interpret test results that indicate metabolic alkalosis