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Lab Values and ICU Monitoring. Lactic Acidosis. Lactic acidosis is a physiological condition characterized by low pH in body tissues and blood accompanied by the buildup of lactate C onsidered a distinct form of metabolic acidosis. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Lab Values and ICU Monitoring

Lab Values and ICU MonitoringLactic acidosis is a physiological condition characterized by low pH in body tissues and blood accompanied by the buildup of lactateConsidered a distinct form of metabolic acidosis. The condition typically occurs when cells receive too little oxygen For example during vigorous exercise. In this situation, impaired cellular respiration leads to lower pH levels. Simultaneously, cells are forced to metabolize glucose anaerobically, which leads to lactate formation. Therefore, elevated lactate is indicative of tissue hypoxia, hypoperfusion, and possible damage. Lactic acidosis is characterized by lactate levels >5mmol/L and serum pH

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