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Definition: 'Compensated Respiratory Acidosis'

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compensated respiratory acidosis

Type: Term

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1. retention of bicarbonate by renal tubules to minimize the effect on blood pH of carbon dioxide retention by the lungs, such as occurs in patients with hypoventilation.



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