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  1. Powers, Fran MA, MEd, CRNI


The role of chloride in acid-base balance is described. Chloride is defined, and its functions, regulation, and normal values are discussed. Chloride shift is explained. Hypochloremia and hyperchloremia and their implications in acid- base balance are discussed, including etiology, assessment, types of metabolic acidosis, treatment, and nursing considerations.