alkalosis

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Related to respiratory alkalosis: metabolic alkalosis, respiratory acidosis

alkalosis

[‚al·kə′lō·səs]
(medicine)
A condition of high blood alkalinity caused either by high intake of sodium bicarbonate or by loss of hydrochloric acid or blood carbon dioxide.
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Mild respiratory alkalosis, either pure or in combination with metabolic alkalosis, was primarily found in cancer patients, possibly because of pain-induced hyperventilation.
29) In addition to a decreased dietary intake, hypophosphatemia in cancer patients is aggravated by a phosphorus drive into cells d ue to respiratory alkalosis and to increased cell burden observed, especially in leukemic patients.
The pH is normal but we suspect a Metabolic Acidosis => Anion Gap 28 => Bicarbonate Gap 0 => Expected PaCO2 20 => actual PaCO2 is lower than expected => Increased Gap Metabolic Acidosis plus a Respiratory Alkalosis.
Alkalemia => PaCO2 is low but HCO3- is in normal range => Uncompensated Respiratory Alkalosis Advanced Assessment.
They likewise stimulate increase alveolar ventilation and acute respiratory alkalosis.
Respiratory Alkalosis occurs when there is an excessive loss of carbon dioxide through hyperventilation.
Basic Assessment: Alkalemia [right arrow] PaCO2 is low and HCO3- has decreased as compensation [right arrow] Partly Compensated Respiratory Alkalosis
The acute respiratory alkalosis may be accompanied by metabolic acidosis if the hypoxia is severe enough to cause the buildup of lactic acid resulting from anaerobic respiration.