compensated respiratory acidosis

com·pen·sat·ed res·pi·ra·to·ry ac·i·do·sis

retention of bicarbonate by renal tubules to minimize the effect on blood pH of carbon dioxide retention by the lungs, such as occurs in patients with hypoventilation.

com·pen·sat·ed res·pi·ra·to·ry ac·i·do·sis

(kompĕn-sā-tĕd respir-ă-tōr-ē asi-dōsis)
Retention of bicarbonate by renal tubules to minimize the effect on blood pH of carbon dioxide retention by the lungs.
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The blood gas acid-base status can be classified as a partially compensated respiratory acidosis.
From an arterial blood gas standpoint, that condition is classified as uncompensated respiratory acidosis superimposed on compensated respiratory acidosis.