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1. A. Infection, B. Immune response, C. Stress/trauma
2. A. Bone marrow disease, (e.g., leukemia), B. Chemotherapy or radiation therapy, C. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
3. A. Bacterial: neutrophils, B. Viral: lymphocytes
4. Eosinophils
5. A. Term: anemia
B. Treatment: blood transfusion for severe life-threatening anemia.
6. A. Normal: 12 to 16 g/dL, B. Respiratory role: Hemoglobin carries oxygen, CO2, and is a buffer.
7. Secondary polycythemia
8. A. Blood count: platelets, B. Blood chemistry test: prothrombin time, clotting times/studies
9. 3.5 to 5 mmol/L
10. Muscle weakness and arrhythmias may manifest due to hyperkalemia and hypokalemia. If abnormalities are not normalized, the patient may then be unable to maintain the necessary ventilation during weaning.


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