Respiratory Acidosis: Causes and Regulation - Quiz & Worksheet


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If a person is hypoventilating (breathing abnormally slow), you would expect which of the following?

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1. Respiratory acidosis occurs as a result of which of the following?

2. Respiratory acidosis will have which of the following?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Respiratory acidosis occurs when there is too much acid in the body because of problems with the respiratory system. The quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how this occurs. Some things you'll be assessed on include characteristics and causes of respiratory acidosis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Indications from a low pH
  • Conditions most likely to lead to respiratory acidosis
  • Potential result of hypoventilation

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of respiratory anatomy and physiology to determine effect of diseases and breathing rate on acid-base balance
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you have gained to identify causes of respiratory acidosis

Additional Learning

To learn more about acid-base homeostasis, review the accompanying lesson titled Respiratory Acidosis: Causes and Regulation. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Explain the relationship between acidemia and acidosis
  • Define respiratory acidosis and recognize its causes
  • Explain how the kidney reacts to respiratory acidosis