Acidifier

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Acidifiers are inorganic chemicals that, put into a human (or other mammalian) body, either produce or become acid.

These chemicals increase the level of gastric acid in the stomach when ingested, thus decreasing the stomach pH.

Out of many types of acidifiers, the main four are:

Definition Patients who suffer from achlorhydria (have a deficient secretion of [HCl]in their stomach). In such cases, acidifiers may provide sufficient acidity for proper digestion of food. Systemic acidifiers, usually given by injection, act by reducing the alkali reserve in the body, and are also useful in reducing metabolic alkalosis.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Text Book of Pharmaceutical Inorganic Chemistry by VN Rajasekaran