Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 1
The Role of The Lungs In Acid-Base Balance
Uğur Gönlügür1,Tanseli Gönlügür2
1Çanakkale 18 Mart Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Çanakkale, Türkiye
2Çanakkale Devlet Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Bölümü, Çanakkale, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.239 This review aims to give a new perspective on understanding the roles of the lungs in acid-base balance. The ability to diagnose and treat acid-base disorders is an important component in the practice of intensive care. PH regulation is critical for cell metabolism and function. The maintenance of acid-base homeostasis in the body involves the lungs, the kidneys, and a complex system of buffers. The principal function of the lungs in acid-base equilibrium is to regulate PaCO2. The ability of the lungs to quickly eliminate CO2 provides a buffering capacity two times greater than that of all other buffering components in the body. Keywords : acid-base equilibrium, acid-base imbalance, respiratory acidosis