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What should be the total daily excretion of  H+ in order to maintain normal H+ balance?

What should be the total daily excretion of  H+ in order to maintain normal H+ balance?

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A. Fixed acid production plus fixed acid ingestion
B. HCO3 - excretion
C. HCO3- filtered load
D. Titratable acid excretion
E. Filtered load of H±

This question is part of Block 6 Renal physiology BRS w expl prt 1
Asked by Chachelly, Last updated: May 19, 2020

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Chachelly

Chachelly

Answered Nov 09, 2017

Fixed acid production plus fixed acid ingestion

Total daily production of fixed H + from catabolism of proteins and phospholipids (plus any additional fixed H+ that is ingested) must be matched by the sum of excretion of H+ as titratable acid plus NH 4+ to maintain acid-base balance.
 

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