Alkalosis has a K, therefore it is Kicking the pH UP!
Acidosis has a D, therefore it is dropping the pH DOWN!
Alright so this next memory device is to help you remember the location on the pH scale for alkalosis and acidosis. And it can be hard to remember in picture which one is on which side of that little scale. So, if you can remember that alkalosis has a K in it. Therefore, it’s kicking the pH up. So, alkalosis has a K in the word, therefore, it’s kicking the pH up. And then, if you can remember, acidosis has a D in it. Therefore, it’s dropping the pH down. So, let’s go over that again. Alakalosis has a K, therefore, it’s kicking the pH up. Acidosis has a D, therefore it’s dropping the pH down. Alkalosis, K, kicking the pH up. Acidosis has a D, therefore, it is dropping the pH down.
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Date Published - May 17, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 30, 2017