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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Vamsikrishna Gunnam M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Respiratory acidosis is an acid-base balance disturbance because of alveolar hypoventilation. Production of carbon dioxide takes place rapidly and failure of air flow directly increases the partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide (PaCO2). The regular reference range for PaCO2 is 35-45 mm Hg.

History and Symptoms

History[1]

Symptoms

Common symptoms may include:

References

  1. Epstein SK, Singh N (April 2001). "Respiratory acidosis". Respir Care. 46 (4): 366–83. PMID 11262556.

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