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    Respiratory acidosis

    Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

    Respiratory acidosis is a condition that occurs when the lungs cannot remove all of the carbon dioxide the body produces. This causes body fluids, especially the blood, to become too acidic.

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    Respiratory alkalosis

    Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

    Respiratory alkalosis is a condition marked by low levels of carbon dioxide in the blood due to breathing excessively. See also:

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