Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 41 - 41.3 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

Proton pump inhibitors lower the acidity inside the stomach.

Work Step by Step

Hydrochloric acid is formed as protons are moved into the alimentary canal from the epithelial lining of the stomach. Inhibiting these proton pumps limits the formation of this acid.
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