Renal Regulation

Renal Regulation

Figure 28-1 Tubular urine.

The kidneys are effective in acid-base balance because they permanently remove H+ from the body. They also reabsorb acids or bases and produce bicarbonate ions. If the pH decreases, indicating a state of acidosis, the kidneys conserve or make new bicarbonate and excrete an acidic urine. Conversely, if the pH rises, indicating a state of alkalosis, the kidneys reabsorb the H+ and excrete a more alkaline urine. Unlike the respiratory system, which can affect the pH in minutes, the renal processes are slow, taking hours to days to effectively regulate the pH; however, the effects of this system can last longer than other systems.

Oct 17, 2016 | Posted by in NURSING | Comments Off on Renal Regulation

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