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Answered 2010-01-01 23:44:57

The stomach is lined with a thick layer of mucus that prevents the active HCl from burning through the lining. This mucus can replace itself, and so yes the stomach lining can repair itself. However, repeated wearing out of the mucus [peptic ulcers] will result in a hole burning through the stomach lining.

In short, it can only repair itself a limited number of times before it stops.

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