Acidosis vs. Alkalosis


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What is the term for the build-up of bases in the blood?

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1. Which of the following are symptoms of acidosis?

2. Which of the following conditions would occur from the lungs removing too much carbon dioxide?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check you familiarity with alkalosis and acidosis, two medical conditions, with this assessment combo. Quiz questions will ask about bases in the blood, breathing and the symptoms of acidosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be tested on these subjects during the quiz:

  • Build-up of bases in the blood
  • Removal of too much acid by digestive system
  • Symptoms of acidosis
  • Effects of slow, shallow breathing
  • Removal of too much carbon dioxide from lungs

Skills Practiced

Through these guides, you can utilize your abilities in the following areas:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding symptoms of acidosis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medical lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the effects of shallow breathing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the level of bases in the blood and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Take a look at the complementary lesson on this medical topic, Acidosis vs. Alkalosis, to further your study. Goals of this lesson include:

  • Differentiate between acidosis and alkalosis
  • Compare symptoms of both conditions
  • Explain how alkalosis and acidosis are caused
  • Differentiate between respiratory and metabolic acidosis