Respiratory acidosis

Ventilatory failure; Respiratory failure; Acidosis - respiratory

Respiratory acidosis is a condition that occurs when the lungs cannot remove all of the carbon dioxide the body produces. This causes body fluids, especially the blood, to become too acidic.

Respiratory system

Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

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When to Contact a Medical Professional

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