So I understand respiratory acidosis/alkalosis, but i'm having a hard time with metabolic

Feb 7, 2010
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Respiratory alkylosis/acidosis induced by either hyperventiliation/hypoventilation, respectively, I understand.

But I'm having a hard time understanding metabolic acidosis/alkylosis, would appreciate someone simplifying it for me. I'm not sure how the equilibrium shifts in metabolic changes.
 

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