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    An elderly gentleman is seen in the emergency department at a community hospital. He admits to taking many tablets of aspirin (salicylates) over the last 24-hour period because of a severe headache. He complains of an inability to urinate. His vital signs are: Temp = 98.5; apical pulse = 92; respiration = 30 and deep.
    Which primary acid-base imbalance is the gentleman at risk for if medical attention is not provided?

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