HCO3- | definition of HCO3- by Medical dictionary
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Etymology: L, bis, twice, carbo, coal
an anion of carbonic acid in which only one of the hydrogen atoms has been removed, as in sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3
). Also called hydrogen carbonate
Chemical formula for bicarbonate ion.
bicarbonate ion; main body buffer for acid-base balance.
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Alkalemia => PaCO2 in normal range => HCO3-
increased =>Uncompensated Metabolic Alkalosis Advanced Assessment.
Very good correlation is observed between Mg2+ and HCO3-
The CA catalyzes the reversible dehydration of HCO3-
and is believed to enhance the catalytic efficiency of RubisCO within the carboxysome by converting bicarbonate to C[O.