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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: ácido gástrico

Gastric acid (GAS-trik A-sid)
Acid that is released into the stomach from glands in the stomach wall. It helps digest food. Gastric acid is made of hydrochloric acid.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.