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Taking an antacid trip - The Galveston County Daily News: Health

December 9, 2016

VICTOR S. SIERPINA Taking an antacid trip

Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:20 am

If I were to talk to the average person about a proton pump, images of Buck Rogers or Star Trek might come to mind. It is some kind of ray gun or starship drive?

The fact is that each of us has a proton pump in our stomach. It is a cellular mechanism that creates the very high acidity needed for digestion and absorption.

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