Tutor profile: Michael W.
Subject: Health and Medicine
What happens to the pH of the blood when we hold our breath?
When we hold our breath, we increase the levels of CO2 in our bloodstream. This leads to an imbalance in the bicarbonate buffer system, forcing more bicarbonate to be produced, which, in turn, releases more protons into our bloodstream, leading to a decrease in our pH.
How many antibodies can humans produce?
It is unclear but the estimations range from 10^18 to 10^30. For reference there have been about 10^18 seconds since the Big Bang!
What are the four fundamental macromolecules of life?
Amino Acids, which are required for protein synthesis. Carbohydrates, which are one of our primary sources of energy. Nucleic Acids, which comprise the genetic information inside of our cells. Lipids, which make up energy stores for our bodies.
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