Acid-Base Regulation

The acid-base balance is closely coupled to the fluid metabolism and electrolyte metabolism and disorders of one system and the other system is often compromised. Metabolic processes continuously produce acid and to a lesser extent bases. The Hydron + H is in this case especially reactive; it can bind to negatively charged proteins and change their total charge, structure and function in high concentrations. In order to maintain cell functions,…

September 3, 2018