What is the role of intracellular buffers in chronic metabolic acidosis?

Updated: Oct 10, 2018
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In chronic metabolic acidosis, intracellular buffers (eg, hemoglobin, bone) may be more important than HCO3- when the extracellular HCO3- level is low.


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