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contraction alkalosisFluid balance An ↓ in extracellular fluids with ↑ extracellular bicarbonate and ↑ bicarbonate resorption in the renal tubules, a finding typical of furosemide therapy Management Discontinue therapy, substitute acetazolamide–carbonic anhydrase inhibitor until metabolic derangement is corrected. Cf Metabolic alkalosis, Respiratory alkalosis.
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