Gastric secretion

@article{Schubert2014GastricS,
  title={Gastric secretion},
  author={M. Schubert},
  journal={Current Opinion in Gastroenterology},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={578–582}
}
  • M. Schubert
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
  • Purpose of review This review summarizes the past year's literature regarding the neural, paracrine, hormonal, and intracellular regulation of gastric acid secretion. Recent findings Gastric acid facilitates the digestion of protein as well as the absorption of iron, calcium, vitamin B12, and certain medications. High gastric acidity, in combination with pepsin and lipase, kills ingested microorganisms and may play a role in preventing bacterial overgrowth, enteric infection, and possibly… CONTINUE READING

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