Respiratory Quiz #15, Carbon Dioxide Transport  

1. A patient presents with severe respiratory distress and metabolic acidosis. Arterial blood gas analysis reveals increased CO2 concentration. Which of the following mechanisms is primarily responsible for carbon dioxide transport from tissues to the lungs in humans? 

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2. During a physiology lecture, a professor explains the chloride shift occurring in red blood cells. Which of the following best describes the purpose of the chloride shift in the context of carbon dioxide transport? 

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3. A 45-year-old man with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is undergoing evaluation for his condition. Given his chronic hypercapnia, which compensatory mechanism is most likely enhanced in order to maintain blood pH? 

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4. In a patient with metabolic alkalosis, which of the following changes in carbon dioxide transport is most likely to occur as a compensatory mechanism? 

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5. A patient with severe diarrhea is admitted to the emergency department. Blood gas analysis reveals metabolic acidosis. In terms of carbon dioxide transport, which of the following adaptations would you expect to occur in response to this acid-base disturbance? 

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