Suppression of distal urinary acidification after recovery from chronic hypocapnia.

This study examined urinary acidification shortly after recovery from chronic hypocapnia induced by hypoxemia. Distal acidification was evaluated by measuring the urinary PCO2 and urine-blood PCO2 difference (U-B PCO2) when blood PCO2 had returned to normal. In posthypocapnic rats, maximal alkalinization of the urine by acute sodium bicarbonate loading… (More)