Stomach acid breaks down food so that it is more easily absorbed by the body, according to MedicineNet. Muscles in the wall of the stomach churn the food, stomach acid and enzymes together to create a thick liquid, known... More »

The primary digestive agent in the human stomach, hydrochloric acid, makes the stomach capable of dissolving metal. The body produces hydrochloric acid in the beginning stages of digestion. More »

A biting pain in the upper half of the abdomen is a chief sign of excess acid production in the stomach. The cells that release acid for the digestion of food may produce more acid than they normally would, and the exces... More »

According to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, acid shock is caused when snow melts and acids that have been gathering in the snow are released into a body of water. The sudden change in water chemistry is known a... More »

Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate, a mucopolysaccharide naturally present throughout the body. It has a chemical structure of glycosaminoglycan and binds with water to form a viscous gel. The major function of hyaluronic... More »

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A list of acids and their sources includes hydrochloric acid, which is produced naturally in the stomach to help the body break down and digest food, and citric acid, which is naturally found in citrus fruits. While hydr... More »

The mucic acid test is used to identify the presence of the sugar galactose in food or in synthetics manufacture. When concentrated nitric acid is heated together with galactose, a dicarboxylic acid called mucic acid for... More »