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Can poisoning cause acid-base metabolism disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Poisoning with various substances can cause acid-base metabolism disorders. These substances include methanol, carbon monoxide, cyanide, alcohol, and antifreeze (ethylene glycol). Overdoses or overuse of certain drugs can also cause acid-base metabolism disorders. These drugs include aspirin, acetazolamide, sodium bicarbonate, and various diuretics.

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