acidity

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acidity

1. the amount of acid present in a solution, often expressed in terms of pH
2. another name for hyperacidity

acidity

[ə′sid·ə·tē]
(chemistry)
The state of being acid.
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Gastric acidity may be at its peak after overnight fast when patient comes to operation room leading to greater danger of acidic jui- ce aspiration.
For an immediate reduction in gastro-oesophageal reflux into the oesophagus and gastric acidity during the first hour, SA was significantly superior to control, ranitidine and omeprazole.
Theoretically, any of these agents could adversely affect a nursing infant's gastric acidity and have other potentially harmful effects, but such toxicity has not been reported.
A balanced diet improves blood cholesterol profile, reduces gastric acidity, prevents constipation and other digestive problems, and contributes to an active and healthy time during Ramadan," he added.
1) Phytobezoar formation may be due to a reduction in gastric acidity, peptic activity, poor gastric mixing, and/or delayed emptying.
They felt that the inhibition of gastric acidity impaired the body's defenses against ingested bacteria.
Also, we often see a lot of people suffer from an increased gastric acidity.
As various factors including gastric acidity, free radical damage and loss of mucosal defense have been implicated in the development of gastric ulcers, we evaluated the test drug so as to assess its cytoprotective, anti-secretory and antioxidant properties.
Patients who have problems with digestion have to drink juices 30-40 minutes before the meal if the gastric acidity is normal or lowered, one hour after the meal if the gastric acidity is increased.
Therapy with gastric acidity inhibitors increases the risk of acute gastroenteritis and community-acquired pneumonia in children.
pylori induced gastritis is associated with hypochlorhydria, (14) and colonization is speculated to have the ability to modify the net gastric acidity, but virtue of the substances the bacterium secretes, (15), (16) H.
They are remarkably safe drugs, which have so far been used only to treat ulcers and other conditions where there is excess gastric acidity.