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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Hydrochloric acid therapy fell out of favor many years ago for reasons that are not clear, but some nutrition-oriented practitioners have continued to measure gastric acidity and to prescribe hydrochloric acid (usually in the form of betaine hydrochloride) when appropriate.
The RightSpot pH Indicator and RightSpot Infant pH Indicator are small, non-invasive devices that are used to verify gastric acidity to avoid misplacement of NG feeding/suction tubes and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes.
Whole wheat bread, vegetables, humus, beans, and fruits are excellent sources of dietary fibre which help reduce gastric acidity and excess bile acids.
Probiocap thus enhances the viability and resistance of probiotics to heat, compression and high gastric acidity "We are very pleased that the results of this cooperative project have been so successful.
Alternatively, according to the primary author, periodontal disease could lead to increased carcinogenesis because individuals with periodontal disease have higher levels of oral bacteria, higher nitrosamines, and gastric acidity, which may play a role in pancreatic cancer.
It is thought that normal gastric acidity provides a natural barrier against a variety of ingested noxious bacteria, including C.
This finding suggests that susceptibility to Salmonella infection may be increased by alterations in the gastrointestinal tract, including decreased gastric acidity and chronic gastrointestinal disease.
The Probiocap microencapsulation technology enhances probiotics' viability and resistance to heat, compression and high gastric acidity.
Thus, the most important factor in lowering the infective dose that a person receives appears to be associated with an increase in gastric acidity.
The dopamine D3 receptor that is specifically targeted by ropinirole may be pivotal to many autonomically controlled functions, including sleep, vasomotor and cardiovascular function, gastric acidity, bowel motility, and temperature regulation, Dr.
Francois Magendie (1783-1855), a French experimental physiologist, attributed gastric acidity to lactic acid.
In addition, the 24-hour pH control achieved with the immediate release form of omeprazole in PA32540 should be sufficient for control of gastric acidity in patients taking chronic aspirin therapy for secondary cardiovascular prevention.