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chloride

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Chemistry.

1 The anions that are formed when the element chlorine picks up an electron.

2 The salts of hydrochloric acid that contain chloride ions.

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gastric juice

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Chemistry.

An acidic mixture of inorganic salts, hydrochloric acid, mucus, and pepsinogens secreted by gastric glands in the stomach lining.

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gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

(GORD) the syndrome caused by abnormal gastro-oesophageal reflux, which includes symptoms of heartburn, regurgitation, and odynophagia, in which oesophagitis may be present. It can lead to...

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oxyntic cells

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

(parietal cells) cells of the gastric glands that secrete hydrochloric acid in the fundic region of the stomach.

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polyvinyl chloride

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

(PVC)

A tough polymer plastic that has many everyday uses (including footwear, electrical cable, packaging, and toys), is not biodegradable, and releases hydrochloric acid when...

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stomach

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

The anterior region of the gut, enlarged and usually with muscular walls that churn food, and with cells in the lining that secrete digestive acids.

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