Acid Base Metabolism

I.  Acid-Base Physiology
II.  Mechanisms of Renal Acid-Base Regulation
III.  Acidosis
     A. Normal Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis
     B. Increased Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis (see MUDPILES mnemonic)
IV.  Alkalosis
     A.  Chloride-responsive metabolic alkalosis
     B.  Chloride-resistant metabolic alkalosis
V.  Acid-Base Status
     A.  Primary versus Mixed Conditions
     B.  What is the base deficit (or base excess)?
     C.  Neonatal blood gases
V.  Acknowledgements
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