nonrespiratory

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nonrespiratory

originating elsewhere than in the respiratory system.

nonrespiratory acidosis
results from loss of bicarbonate from the extracellular fluid, e.g. in diarrhea and paralytic ileus. Called also metabolic acidosis.
nonrespiratory alkalosis
results from loss of chloride ions, e.g. in gastric dilatation, vomiting, abomasal torsion.