• symptoms
  • The symptoms of alkalosis are neuromuscular irritability, muscular spasms, tingling and numbness of the extremities and around the mouth, and a dizziness, or giddiness, often interpreted as a sense of euphoria. (wikipedia.org)
  • pulmonary
  • Modest respiratory alkalosis can rapidly lower pulmonary vascular resistance in some such patients. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • This failure in ventilation may be caused by depression of the central respiratory center by cerebral disease or drugs, inability to ventilate adequately due to neuromuscular disease (e.g., myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Guillain-Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophy), or airway obstruction related to asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation. (wikipedia.org)
  • causes
  • Treatment is aimed at the condition that causes respiratory alkalosis. (limamemorial.org)
  • Circulating hydrogen ions and bicarbonate are shifted through the carbonic acid (H2CO3) intermediate to make more CO2 via the enzyme carbonic anhydrase according to the following reaction: H C O 3 − + H + → H 2 C O 3 → C O 2 + H 2 O {\displaystyle {\rm {HCO_{3}^{-}+H^{+}\rightarrow H_{2}CO_{3}\rightarrow CO_{2}+H_{2}O}}} This causes decreased circulating hydrogen ion concentration, and increased pH (alkalosis). (wikipedia.org)
  • cardiac
  • If the administration of CPR or basic life support is needed due to respiratory or cardiac arrest, help would not be available or quickly summonable when unconscious or not breathing. (wikipedia.org)
  • body
  • Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) antibody test is a blood test that measures the levels of antibodies (immunoglobulins) the body makes after an infection. (scripps.org)