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Acid-Base Disturbance

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Metabolic alkalosis is seen in (AIIMS May 2014)



A Mineralocorticoid excess

B Increased excretion of base

C Decreased secretion of H+ ion

D Deficiency of mineralocorticoids

Ans. A

Mineralocorticoid excess

Mineralocorticoid excess leads to excess of sodium reabsorption at DCT. This lead to excess loss of H+ and K+ at DCT. Excess loss of H+ leads to metabolic alkalosis and excess loss of K+ leads to hypokalemia.

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