Asked in Stomach
What is the difference between the fluids of the stomach and the small intestine?
fluids in the stomach are primarily acidic due to their low pH as caused by the presence of hydrochloric acid. fluids in the small intestines are basic that is they have high pH because of the high bicarbonate content from the bile secreted into the duodenum. ...
Asked in Acids and Bases
What is the benefit of having hydrochloric acid in your stomach?
Hydrochloric acid reduces the pH of the stomach fluids to 1.5-2. At such a low pH, most microorganisms are unable to survive. So, when we ingest microorganisms with our food, they are killed by the acidic conditions in our stomach. That is why, people don't fall sick all the time. ...
Why is the pH of the eye 7.4?
All fluids in your body are around pH 7.4 (physiological pH). It is the best pH for your cells to survive in. If the pH of your body fluids begin to deviate from 7.4 then problems can arise. ...
Asked in Medical Fields
How does the hemoglobin-oxyhemoglobin buffer system help maintain the pH of body fluids?
Hemoglobin oxyhemoglobin is one of the main sources of extracellular fluids for the pH of body fluids. It helps with the protein of the body. It is needed for pH levels. ...