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What function does the hydrochloric acid of our stomachs serve?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Digestion and anti-

Microbial. Acid facilitates digestion of foods.
Stomach enzymes work better in acid environment. Acid also destroys most the organisms that we swallow with food and prevents countless intestinal infections.

In brief: Digestion and anti-

Microbial. Acid facilitates digestion of foods.
Stomach enzymes work better in acid environment. Acid also destroys most the organisms that we swallow with food and prevents countless intestinal infections.
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