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Definition: 'Compensated Respiratory Alkalosis'

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compensated respiratory alkalosis

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. increased excretion of acid ions by the kidney to minimize the effect on blood pH of excessive loss of carbon dioxide through the lungs, such as occurs with hyperventilation.

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