Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) pH in Young, Healthy Men and Women

  title={Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) pH in Young, Healthy Men and Women},
  author={Jennifer B. Dressman and Rosemary R. Berardi and Lambros C. Dermentzoglou and Tanya L. Russell and Stephen P. Schmaltz and J. Lamar Barnett and Kathleen M. Jarvenpaa},
  journal={Pharmaceutical Research},
The pH in the upper gastrointestinal tract of young, healthy men and women was measured in the fasting state and after administration of a standard solid and liquid meal. Calibrated Heidelberg capsules were used to record the pH continuously over the study period of approximately 6 hr. In the fasted state, the median gastric pH was 1.7 and the median duodenal pH was 6.1. When the meal was administered the gastric pH climbed briefly to a median peak value of 6.7, then declined gradually back to… CONTINUE READING
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