A. GORMAN HILLS, M.D.; EDWARD L. REID, M.D.
To the Editor: The article by Drs. Lennon and Lemann (1) published in the August issue of the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE makes a further contribution to quantification of the compensatory adjustments that will normally resist deviations of plasma pH in acid-base disturbances of both respiratory and metabolic origin. It is nevertheless to be hoped that the authors will gain no adherents for their proposal to replace the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation in treating acid-base equilibria in blood plasma.
Among the physicochemical constants characterizing an acid, along with its molecular weight, freezing point, and so forth, is to be reckoned its dissociation constant
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HILLS AG, REID EL. pH DEFENDED—IS IT DEFENSIBLE?. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:1150–1152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-5-1150
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(5):1150-1152.
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