Stomach lining

Your stomach lining has an important job. It makes acid and enzymes that help break down food so you can extract the nutrients you need. The lining also protects itself from acid damage by secreting mucus. But sometimes the lining gets inflamed and starts making less acid, enzymes and mucus. This type of inflammation is called gastritis, and it can cause long-term problems.

Source: NIH News in Health (NIH)1

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References

  1. Source: NIH News in Health (NIH): newsinhealth.nih.gov/ issue/ nov2012/ feature2
  2. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): rarediseasesnetwork.org/ cms/ cegir/ Learn-More/ Glossary

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