Quiz Time

    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”.

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