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Journal: The American Biology Teacher
The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (8): 526–531.
Published: 01 October 2021
... knowledge of how the bicarbonate blood buffer system maintains a physiological pH of 7.4 using a “seesaw” with metabolic [ HCO 3 − ] on one side, and respiratory PCO 2 on the other at a ratio of 20:1 in the H-H equation. When the dysfunction of either the kidneys or lungs causes the seesaw to tip...