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of excess base

Neurons are particularly sensitive to changes in the pH of body fluids. For example, if the interstitial fluid becomes more alkaline than normal (alkalosis), neurons become more excitable, and seizures may result. Conversely, acidic conditions (acidosis) depress neuron activity, and level of consciousness may decrease.

CO2 reacts with H2O to produce H2CO3

Cells increase production of CO2

H2CO3 releases H+

Essentials of Human Physiology

Essentials of Human Physiology

This ebook provides an introductory explanation of the workings of the human body, with an effort to draw connections between the body systems and explain their interdependencies. A framework for the book is homeostasis and how the body maintains balance within each system. This is intended as a first introduction to physiology for a college-level course.

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