Anion Gap Acidosis 1 Nursing Mnemonic



  • K-Ketoacidosis
  • U-Uremia
  • L-Lactic Acidosis
  • T-Toxins


An anion gap acidosis occurs when the substances responsible for causing metabolic acidosis are unmeasurable or not indicated by anions or cations (i.e. electrolytes). This mnemonic provides some general situations that would produce an anion gap acidosis.

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