Respiratory acidosis is a condition that occurs when the lungs cannot remove all of the carbon dioxide the body produces. This disrupts the body's acid-base balance causing body fluids, especially the blood, to become too acidic.
Ventilatory failure; Respiratory failure; Acidosis - respiratory
Causes of respiratory acidosis include:
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