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Acid-Base Balance Tutorial

by "Grog" (Alan W. Grogono), Professor Emeritus, Tulane University Department of Anesthesiology

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Acid-Base Diagram: Examples

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 Alkalosis   Respiratory   Acidosis 
 Alkalosis 
 Metabolic 

 Acidosis 

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Instructions:

There are Four Diagram Pages (see above).

On this page select one of the nine examples.

At the bottom are large examples.


  1. 1. Normal Acid-Base Values
  2. 2. Uncompensated Resp Acidosis
  3. 3. Uncompensated Resp Alkalosis
  4. 4. Chronic Respiratory Acidosis
  5. 5. Chronic Respiratory Alkalosis
  6. 6. Partially Compen. Met. Acidosis
  7. 7. Partially Compens. Met. Alkalosis
  8. 8. Pure Metabolic Acidosis
  9. 9. Pure Metabolic Alkalosis
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Now review pictures of the nine examples below. Click each one to enlarge.

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Normal Blood Gas Results
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Normal Blood Gas Results

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Normal Blood Gas Results
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Respiratory Acidosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Respiratory Acidosis

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Respiratory Acidosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Respiratory Alkalosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Respiratory Alkalosis

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Respiratory Alkalosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Metabolic Acidosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Metabolic Acidosis

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Metabolic Acidosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Metabolic Alkalosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Metabolic Alkalosis

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Pure Metabolic Alkalosis
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Respiratory Acidosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Respiratory Acidosis Compensated

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Respiratory Acidosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Respiratory Alkalosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Respiratory Alkalosis Compensated

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Respiratory Alkalosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Metabolic Acidosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Metabolic Acidosis Compensated

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Metabolic Acidosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Metabolic Alkalosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Metabolic Alkalosis Compensated

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: Metabolic Alkalosis Compensated
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: All the Typical Zones
Acid-Base Balance Diagram: All the Typical Zones

Acid-Base Balance Diagram: All the Typical Zones
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Acid-Base Tutorial
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