Metabolic vs. Respiratory Acidosis


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What is the main base found in blood that binds to acids?

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1. At what pH level is the body considered to be in acidosis?

2. The kidneys not removing enough acid when filtering the blood to make urine causes _____ acidosis.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There is a difference between metabolic acidosis and respiratory acidosis. See what you know about these differences as well as characteristics of acidosis by using the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources allow you to test your knowledge of these topics:

  • A symptom of both types of acidosis
  • Symptom that metabolic acidosis has that respiratory acidosis doesn't
  • The main base found in blood that binds to acids
  • A pH level considered to be in acidosis
  • What is caused by kidneys not removing enough acid when filtering the blood to create urine

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast main topics, such as respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about a symptom of metabolic acidosis
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on the different types of acidosis

Additional Learning

The lesson called Metabolic vs. Respiratory Acidosis is useful in helping you learn more about these conditions. You can cover the following objectives:

  • Review the different pH levels
  • Determine where blood falls on the pH scale
  • Figure out what happens during metabolic acidosis
  • Define acidosis