Thyroid Gland Disorders
Also of Interest
Acidosis may be caused by an overproduction of acid in the blood or an excessive loss of bicarbonate from the blood (metabolic acidosis). Or it may be caused by a buildup of carbon dioxide in the blood (respiratory acidosis). If an increase in acid overwhelms the body's acid-base control systems, the blood becomes acidic. Which of the following organs tries to compensate for the excess acid in the blood?