Hydrochloric acid

Hydrochloric acid (HCL). A component of gastric acid that is produced by cells in the lining of the stomach. This acid helps digest food in the stomach.

Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH)1

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Hydrochloric Acid: A strong corrosive acid that is commonly used as a laboratory reagent. It is formed by dissolving hydrogen chloride in water. Gastric Acid is the hydrochloric acid component of Gastric Juice.2

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References

  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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