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Why is gastric juice acidic?


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Answered 2011-05-16 15:52:56

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

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Is gastric juice an acid or base?

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What the difference between the gastric juice and pancreatic juice?

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Where is food mixed with gastric juice?

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