Biology Practice Problems Digestion Practice Problems Solution: Our stomachs secrete hydrochloric acid. Knowing th...

Solution: Our stomachs secrete hydrochloric acid. Knowing the function of antacids, what do you think causes most "upset stomachs"?

Problem

Our stomachs secrete hydrochloric acid. Knowing the function of antacids, what do you think causes most "upset stomachs"?

Solution

HCl is produced to aid in digestion and kill bacteria in the stomach however, acid can be corrosive to the body. Once the barrier in the lining of the stomach breaks down, the acid can damage the stomach, causing ulcer. 

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