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Disease or Condition
Hypoventilation in Metabolic Alkalosis (Internal Medicine)
Metabolic alkalosis is a common condition in which the body becomes more alkalotic (less acidotic) due to excessive loss of acid from the body or excessive retention of bicarbonate. Hypoventilation is a decrease in the depth of lung respiration.
Adults of either gender.
Age 18 or greater in whom a blood gas sample is available.