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What is the expected pH of the stomach?



A. 4.00 to 4.90
B. 3.00 to 3.90
C. 2.00 to 2.90
D. .90 to 1.50

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Asked by Ashmarie, Last updated: Mar 25, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered Aug 19, 2017

1.5 to 3.5

The pH of gastric acid is1.5 to 3.5in the human stomach lumen, the acidity being maintained by the proton pump H+/K+ATPase. The parietal cell releases bicarbonate into the bloodstream in the process, which causes a temporary rise of pH in the blood, known as an alkaline tide.

 

ashmarie

Ashmarie

Answered Aug 20, 2017

.90 to 1.50
 

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