gastric acid

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Noun1.gastric acid - digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
digestive fluid, digestive juice - secretions that aid digestion
lipase - an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream
pepsin - an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
chymosin, rennin - an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
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GERD (you may know it as heartburn) occurs when strong stomach acid leaks back up into the esophagus.
Not only can cigarette smoke irritate your throat, it also relaxes the oesophageal muscles that keep stomach acid where it belongs," says Boardman.
Suppressing stomach acid is preferable to neutralising it as the effect lasts much longer.
The backwash of stomach acid irritates the lining of the lower esophagus and causes the symptom of heartburn.
Barrett's is caused by stomach acid damaging the lining of the oesophagus.
If this muscle doesn't work properly, stomach acid can splash up the gullet - causing a burning pain.
s Upset Stomach Relief contains calcium carbonate, a proven antacid that works to directly neutralize stomach acid, thereby relieving heartburn, sour stomach, acid indigestion and upset stomach.
The Journal of the American Medical Association reports an association between the use of drugs that inhibit excess stomach acid and deficient levels of vitamin B12.
Millions of Americans take drugs to reduce their stomach acid, but that may increase their risk of a vitamin B-12 deficiency.
This reduces reflux, in which stomach acid splashes up into the tender esophagus and causes heartburn.
Normally, stomach acid does not move up into the esophagus.
The new AcidDefenz capsule technology incorporated in Fibrenza offers the stomach acid protection provided by traditional enteric coatings, but does not contain harmful additives, solvents or synthetic chemicals.