Explain How The Respiratory System Compensates For Metabolic Acidosis And Alkalosis.?
Explain how the respiratory system compensates for metabolic acidosis and alkalosis.? Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Best Answer: The respiratory system cam compensate for acidosis by increasing the rate of respiration which lowers the carbon dioxide dissolved in the blood. Similarly, alkalosis can be compensated for by decreasing the rate of respiration, increasing the carbon dioxide dissolved in the blood. The driving mechanism is controlled by neurons in the floor of the fourth ventricle of the brain. They sense the pH of the cerebrospinal fluid which mirrors the pH of the blood and modulate the respiration rate. If the pH is low, they increase the respiration rate, and if the pH is high, they decrease the respiration rate. This mechanism is the fundamental determinant of the rate of respiration. That is, the need for oxygen is not the primary determinant of the respiration rate. Upload failed. Please upload a file larger than 100x100 pixels We are experiencing some problems, please try again. You can only upload files of type PNG, JPG, or JPEG. You can only upload files of type 3GP, 3GPP, MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, or RM. You can only upload photos smaller than 5 Continue reading >>