Respiratory Alkalosis: Causes and Regulation


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A person with respiratory alkalosis will have which of the following?

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1. What happens in order to generate more CO2 in respiratory alkalosis?

2. As a compensatory reaction to decreased CO2, what does the body do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How is more carbon dioxide generated in respiratory alkalosis? What causes hyperventilation? Correctly answer these and other questions related to respiratory alkalosis to pass this multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review your knowledge of the following:

  • Characteristics of respiratory alkalosis
  • How to generate more CO2 in respiratory alkalosis
  • Compensatory reaction to decreased CO2
  • What happens to blood pH in alkalemia
  • What makes hyperventilation occur

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what happens to blood pH in alkalemia and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related respiratory alkalosis lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about compensatory reactions

Additional Learning

Follow through with the accompanying lesson called Respiratory Alkalosis: Causes and Regulation for a closer look at this process.

  • Understand what respiratory alkalosis is
  • Identify how the condition can result in our bodies
  • Explain what makes for an acidic or basic condition
  • Describe the importance of carbon dioxide in our blood's pH levels