The body’s most efficient pH-balancing force is the:
a. chemical buffer system.
b. respiratory system.
c. renal system.
d. metabolic system.
Correct answer: a. Chemical buffers, substances that combine with excess acids or bases, act immediately to maintain pH. The chemical buffer system is the body’s most efficient pH-balancing force.
To learn more, read the continuing education article: “Perfecting your acid-base balancing act”.