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what is the role of hcl in our what is the role of hcl in stomach
Asked by pooja | 15 May, 2013, 08:34: PM
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It sterilises food by killing pathogens and other microbes. 
It has a pH of 2, which is perfect for proteases such as pepsin to break down proteins.
It helps emulsifying food (digestion of protein and stimulates the pancreas to produce digestive enzymes and bile) and protects against harmful bacteria.
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