What is the pathogenesis of metabolic alkalosis?

Updated: Dec 10, 2020
  • Author: Christie P Thomas, MBBS, FRCP, FASN, FAHA; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The organ systems involved in metabolic alkalosis are mainly the kidneys and GI tract. The pathogenesis involves two processes, the generation of metabolic alkalosis and the maintenance of metabolic alkalosis, which usually overlap.


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