acidity of the stomach


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acidity of the stomach

The lowered pH of the gastric contents, due to hydrogen ion release by parietal cells.
See also: acidity
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It] dries up valuable secretions, increases the acidity of the stomach, and sometimes disturbs the bodily functions generally.
Samual Hofer's recipe book, "A Passion for Sauerkraut," lists the following health benefits of sauerkraut: it strengthens the acidity of the stomach, prevents constipation, detoxifies the intestines, encourages pancreas function, re-establishes healthy intestinal flora after taking antibiotics, improves blood circulation, helps cleanse the blood, supports natural resistance against infections and strengthens the body's immune system.
These medications, including proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) such as Prilosec OTC(R), antacids such as Tums(R) and H2 antagonists such as Zantac(R), work by reducing the gastric acidity of the stomach.