Regrowing Stomach

The stomach produces a new lining every 3 days to avoid digesting itself with its own acids

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There’s one dangerous liquid no airport security can confiscate from you: It’s in your gut. Your stomach cells secrete hydrochloric acid, a corrosive compound used to treat metals in the industrial world. It can pickle steel, but mucous lining the stomach wall keeps this poisonous liquid safely in the digestive system, breaking down your lunch but not your own stomach.

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~ by mlmcored on August 10, 2009.

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