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HENDERSON-HASSELBACH EQUATION

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HENDERSON-HASSELBACH EQUATION

1. The Henderson-Hasselbach equation:

2. It is derived from the bicarbonate buffer equation:

3. This equation tells us that the body has only 2 ways to control the serum pH: (1) Regulate the respiratory rate and tidal volume, thus, control the PCO 2 (2) regulate the kidney's reabsorption of HC03 -


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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