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for acid base disorders questions I depend on the following approach
I use that equation

PH= PKa + log HCO3 / CO2

1st LOOK AT PH AND determine acidosis or alkalosis
2nd look at HCO3 if it is the same direction of change as PH then it is metabolic change
if it is opposite to PH then it is compensation
3rd look at CO2 if it is opposite change to PH then it is respiratory change
if it is the same then it is compensation

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