NCLEX RN Practice Question # 908

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 908.


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Respiratory Acidosis


The total concentration of buffer base is lower than normal, with a relative increase in hydrogen ion concentration; thus, a greater number of hydrogen ions is circulating in the blood than can be absorbed by the buffer system.


Respiratory acidosis is caused by primary defects in the function of the lungs or changes in normal respiratory patterns.

Any condition that causes an obstruction of the airway leading to hypoventilation or depresses the respiratory system can cause respiratory acidosis.

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