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Gastric juice breaks down food in your stomach :)

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Is gastric juice found in the stomach?

YES gastric juice is found in the stomach. It helps break the food down on to its simplest form.


Which organ in the digestive system contains gastric juice?

The stomach contains gastric acids to help break down foods.


What are the composition and functions of gastric juice?

The gastric juice needs to be acid so that it can break down the food to go to the intestine. The muscles of the stomach wall contract vigorously so that the food is mixed with the gastric juice. Pepsinogen is made by the presence of gastric juice. This digests protein. Seeing, smelling, tasting or thinking about food starts the production of gastric juice.


Which releases gastric juice?

Generally speaking the stomach releases gastric acid to break down food before it continues on through the digestive cycle.


What the difference between the gastric juice and pancreatic juice?

The gastric juice is mainly acidic and initiates breaking down the food into component parts and has a lot of mucus to provide lubrication. The pancreatic juice is basic (alkali) to neutralize the stomach acid and has enzymes to further break down the components and allow them to be absorbed.


Where is gastric juice produced?

Gastric juice is produced in the stomach. Gastric juice is produced in the Gastric glands.


What is the function of the gastric juice in the stomach?

It breaks down proteins. The bolus, which is bits of food, drops down into the stomach. The gastric juice breaks down the bolus into a liquid called chyme. Neutralizes the food mass


Is gastric juice an acid or base?

Gastric juice is an acid.



Where is food mixed with gastric juice?

Food mixes with gastric juice in the stomach, the only place gastric juice should ever be in the body unless there is gastric reflux or perforation of the stomach.


What are components of gastric juice?

The components of gastric juice are pepsinogen, hydrochloric acid, and mucus The components of gastric juice are pepsinogen, hydrochloric acid, and mucus


What are the Functions of pepsinogen in the gastric juice?

Gastric juice, as known is an acidic juice present in the stomach. Pepsinogen in gastric juice conveys it to convert the pieces of food into a thick paste which then continues on. ^_^


What are the ingredients of gastric juice?

the active ingredients in gastric juice are pepsin and hydrochloric acid.


How is gastric juice formed?

There are HCl located within your stomach that forms the gastric juice.


Is gastric juice in a stomach an acid or a base?

Gastric Juice in ur stomach is a base


Why are gastric juices important?

gastric juices (or acid) break down the fats in food, to help the digestion process.


What is the pH level of gastric juices?

on average, gastric juice has a pH somewhere between 1-2, thus gastric is VERY acidic, as it is required to break up many varieties of food and nutrients


How does gastric juice help in digestion?

because,it breaks down and dissolve the nutrients in food..


Where is gastric juice made?

Gastric juice is made in the liver and is stored in the gallblader for later use.


Why is gastric juice acidic?

Gastric juice is acidic because it contains and is composed of hydrochloric acid


What is the active ingredient in gastric juice?

The most important ingredient of gastric juice is hydrochloric acid.


What effect will orange juice have on gastric juice?

orange juice is an acid and when it comes in contact with gastric juices it just makes you burp and feel sick because it reacts with the gastric juice and creates hydrochloric oxide


Which hormone is responsible for inhibiting the release of gastric juice?

The hormone responsible for inhibiting the release of gastric juice is known as gastric inhibitory polypeptide.


What does the gastric juice do?

The hydrochloric acid and pepsin that the body produces and secretes into the stomach break down and dissolve foods so that much of them can be absorbed into the body through the duodenal/intestinal linings.


What is the composition of gastric juice?

Gastric juice contains hydrochloric acid, pepsin and, in small children, rennet.


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