A depressed person attempts to commit suicide by taking a whole bottle of sleepi
A depressed person attempts to commit suicide by taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. The pills cause a drastic decrease in the pH. The patient starts having breathing difficulties because the thick and thin filaments within the respiratory muscles are breaking down.
 What is pH? Make sure to define what is an acid, base, acidosis, alkalosis, and buffer.
 What is the carbonic acid buffering system and how does it affect pH?
 Explain in depth the correlation between the person’s pH and why their respiratory muscles are breaking down. Is this acidosis or alkalosis?
Provide details in your explanation and support your answer with facts from your textbook, research, and articles from scholarly journals and references in APA format. Remember to add a MINIMUM of 1 reference in APA format at the end of your post to avoid plagiarism.
Examples in APA format:
Book: Silverthorn, D.U. (2018). Human Physiology: An Integrated Approach. 8th ed. Pearson.
Webpage: Genetics Home Reference. (2020). Cystic Fibrosis. Accessed on June 3, 2020 from https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cystic-fibrosis
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Article: Harper, M.R. and Kinney, H.C. (2010). Potential Mechanisms of Failure in the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Current Pediatric Reviews. 6(1): 39-47.