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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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