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Stomach (gastric) juice is the term used to describe the chemicals
that break down food in the stomach. These include hydrochloric acid and an
enzyme called pepsin.
Gastric juice is sometimes referred to as stomach acid, although
not all of the substances it contains are acidic.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
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