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Protein digestion happens alot in the stomach

  1. Dec 22, 2005 #1
    Okay so protein digestion happens alot in the stomach...how come the stomach doesnt just digest itself??
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2005 #2
    SAme with in the cell walls the stomach produces pepioinogen...so what does protien digestion do in that area.
    and how come the cells dont digest themselves
     
  4. Dec 23, 2005 #3

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    The stomach is protected by excreted proteins that line the stomach, I'd have to look up the details.
     
  5. Dec 23, 2005 #4
    yea thats the mucus...it protects the enzymes digesting the walls of the stomach
     
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