it digests the food
The stomach secretes hydrochloric and acid pepsinogen to begin the chemical break down of food.
We have acid in our stomach because the food what goes down our Gullet goes into the stomach and the acid breaks up the food in our stomach to go though to our blood stream.
Stomach acid is used to break down the food that enters your stomach. Because this is acid, a mucus layer is on the inside part of your stomach's skin. If this layer is "burned' away, you may get a stomach ulcer.
The stomach produces hydrochloric acid (HCl) as an aid to digestion. This stong acid helps break down ingested materials so they can be acted on by enzymes and other digestive secretions. The end result is the "simplification" of food into "basic jeff I only have a very simple answer: it produces the hydrochloric acid to break down all the food that YOU eat. it would even break down your stomach! but we have pepsin for that - I mean, to protect it.
I believe it's the acid that breaks down food.
The mouth and stomach digest food mechanically.
The Stomach uses muscle force and acid to break down food.
In the stomach
The mouth is where food is chewed.
The stomach mechanically/chemically breaks down food. It adds acid and mixes it into the food.
The stomach churns the food into smaller pieces then gastric juices are released to break down any bugs or any other bad things , also gastric juices keep the nutrition in the food.
The Ham Sandwich is broken down both chemically and mechanically because the stomach produces gastric acid that breaks it down. Also, the stomach squeezes the food to help it break it down which is mechanical digestion.
The stomach and mouth are two organs that provide mechanical breakdown of food. Bile in the small intestine also performs physical digestion.
Antibodies are not used to break down food.
Yes, gum will break down in the stomach, just like any food you consume.