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Gastric Acid and digestive physiology.
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PMID:  21889024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The primary function of the stomach is to prepare food for digestion and absorption by the intestine. Acid production is the unique and central component of the stomach's contribution to the digestive process. Acid bathes the food bolus while stored in the stomach, facilitating digestion. An intact defense against mucosal damage by the stomach's acid is essential to avoid ulceration. This article focuses on the physiology of gastric acid production, the stomach's defense mechanisms against acid injury, and the most common challenges to the gastric defenses. A brief description of the stomach's nonacid digestive capabilities is included.
Philip T Ramsay; Aaron Carr
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Surgical clinics of North America     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1558-3171     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0074243     Medline TA:  Surg Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  977-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
General Surgery Residency Program, Atlanta Medical Center, Graduate Medical Education, 303 Parkway Drive, North East, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA.
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