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Bicarbonate: Definition, Formula and More


The role of the bicarbonate buffer system in regulating blood pH
A buffer is an aqueous solution that resists changes in pH when acids or bases are added to it. A buffer solution is typically composed of a weak acid and its conjugate base.


There are three major buffer systems that are responsible for regulating blood pH: the bicarbonate buffer system, the phosphate buffer system, and the plasma protein buffer system.


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