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Metabolic Acidosis and the Use of Buffers in the Critically III

  • H. Delooz
Part of the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine/Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin book series (A+I, volume 116)


Metabolic acidosis can be caused by increased production of organic acids, by decreased excretion of hydrogen ions due to renal dysfunction, by loss of base or by increased intake of acid (22).


Metabolic Acidosis Lactic Acidosis Circulatory Arrest Diabetic Ketoacidosis Metabolic Alkalosis 
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