pH:
7.35 help
PaCO2:
21 mmHg help
[HCO3-]:
11 mEq/L help
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Partial compensation means that the pH is still abnormal.

Full compensation means that the pH is back to normal.

close The pH is normal, so it is fully compensated.
close The pH is normal, so either things are normal, or the problem has been fully compensated.
close CO2 is the respiratory component.
HCO3- is the metabolic component.
-13.1 mEq/L
normal: (-2) - 2 mEq/L close
This BE is low (acidotic). The pH is on the acidotic side of normal. This makes the (acidotic) BE the primary cause.
11 mEq/L
normal: 22-26 mEq/L close
This HCO3- is low (acidotic). The pH is on the acidotic side of normal. This makes the (acidotic) HCO3- the primary cause.
21 mmHg
normal: 35-45 mmHg close
This CO2 is low (alkalotic). However, the pH is on the acidotic side of normal. This makes the (alkalotic) CO2 the compensation.
21 mmHg = 2.8 kPa
7.35
normal: 7.35-7.45 close
This pH is normal. If any of the other pieces are abnormal, they must be fully compensated.