Short Answer Questions

  1. Define the following terms:
    1. Bilateral
    2. Hypoventilation
    3. Hemothorax
    4. Arrhythmias
  2. What are the normal ranges for blood pH, PCO2, and bicarbonate? What is the normal urine pH?
  3. Under normal conditions, what would be the PRIMARY mechanism that the body would use to reduce the amount of PCO2 in the blood?
  4. Describe how high bicarbonate in the blood is related to the low pH in his urine.
  5. Describe the function of the following electrolytes in the body.
    1. Potassium
    2. Sodium
    3. Calcium
    4. Magnesium

Assignment Expectations

Length: 750-1200 words

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimal word amount for this assignment. Please include an introduction paragraph and a conclusion paragraph for the case study.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least two (2) scholarly sources to support your claims.