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Concept #1: Respiratory Compensation

Concept #2: Control of Respiratory Compensation-- Chemoreceptors

Practice: A 45-year-old man with a history of poorly-controlled Type I Diabetes presents to the emergency department complaining of vomiting, abdominal pain, and weakness. He is confused—he does not know the day of the week and is unable to recount how he got to the hospital. He is noted to be breathing abnormally. Which of the following describes the activity of his peripheral chemoreceptors (relative to a normal patient)?

Practice: A 45-year-old man with a history of poorly-controlled Type I Diabetes presents to the emergency department complaining of vomiting, abdominal pain, and weakness. He is confused—he does not know the day of the week and is unable to recount how he got to the hospital. He is noted to be breathing abnormally. His blood pH is 7.3. Which of the following likely describes his abnormal ventilations?