Lecture 39: Regulation of Blood pH Kidneys and Lungs



Blood pH Must be Kept Close to 7.4

Buffers are Mixtures of Chemicals Which Stabilize pH

The Chief Blood Buffer is a Mixture of Bicarbonate and Carbon Dioxide

Too Much CO2 or Too Little HCO3 Will Cause Acidosis

Too Much HCO3 or Too Little CO2 Will Cause Alkalosis

Blood pH is Chiefly Regulated by the Lungs and Kidneys