A 66-year-old female client has smoked 2 packs of cigarettes per day for 20 years. Her arterial blood gases on room air are as follows: pH 7.35; PO2 70 mm Hg; PCO2 55 mm Hg; HCO3 32 mEq/L. These blood gases reflect:
Compensated metabolic acidosis
Compensated respiratory acidosis
Compensated respiratory alkalosis
Uncompensated respiratory acidosis
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