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What do hydrochloric acid and pepsin do?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Digest food: Hydrochloric acid and pepsin are produced in the stomach and help in the digestion of food. Hydrochloric acid also kills most the bacteria that we swallow with food.

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Where are hydrochloric acid and pepsin secreted?

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Pathology 50 years experience
Stomach: Chief cells secrete pepsin and parietal or oxyntic cells secrete hydrochloric acid.

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