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pH below 7.40, kidneys will ______ HCO3-pH above 7.40, kidneys will ______ HCO3-

A. Retain, excrete
B. pH has no effect on kidneys and HCO3-
C. Excrete, retain
D. Kidneys always retain HCO3- since it s a critical component of the buffering system

This question is part of Pulmonary - acidosis/alkalosis
Asked by Ashley_work_, Last updated: Sep 20, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered May 25, 2017

Retain, excrete

HCO3- = bicarb = the base of the system. So keeping it will raise pH, getting rid of it will lower pH. CO2 = the acid of the system
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