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.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "gastric acid"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "ácido gástrico"

Ácido que liberan las glándulas de la pared del estómago. Ayuda a digerir los alimentos. El ácido gástrico se compone de ácido clorhídrico.