Disorders of Acid?Base Balance

Disorders of Acid?Base Balance

Shauna is a Healthy, fit 28-year-old who decided to go on a 2-week tour of Mexico for young singles. One hot afternoon in a small market community, she grabbed some fruit juice from a street vendor. Several hours later, she developed abdominal cramping and diarrhea. The diarrhea became so severe that she missed 3 days of the tour and stayed in her hotel room. By the end of her illness, she felt weak and tired. Her head ached, but the mild fever had disappeared, and she was able to join her new friends for the rest of the tour. 1. What is the acid?base imbalance Shauna might have experienced and its etiology? 2. What are the functions and importance of the bicarbonate buffer system in the body? Assignment Requirements: Before finalizing your work, you should: ? be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above); ? consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Home) to make sure you have included everything necessary; and ? utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors. ? Your writing Assignment should: ? follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.); ? be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful; ? display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and ? use APA 6th Edition format as outlined in the APA Progression Ladder.


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