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How does CNS depression lead to respiratory alkalosis?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
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In brief: It doesn't

Respiratory alkalosis occurs as a result of hyperventilation, or breathing rapidly, releasing co2 and increasing your blood ph.
CNS depression slows down your breathing, retaining co2, resulting usually in respiratory acidosis.

In brief: It doesn't

Respiratory alkalosis occurs as a result of hyperventilation, or breathing rapidly, releasing co2 and increasing your blood ph.
CNS depression slows down your breathing, retaining co2, resulting usually in respiratory acidosis.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Hyperventilation

Injuries to the brainstem and tegmentum can cause both CNS depression and hyperventilation.
Hyperventilation results in respiratory alkalosis.

In brief: Hyperventilation

Injuries to the brainstem and tegmentum can cause both CNS depression and hyperventilation.
Hyperventilation results in respiratory alkalosis.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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