Peptic Ulcer Video

Food is broken down during digestion by a combination of caustic hydrochloric acid and an enzyme ca...
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Food is broken down during digestion by a combination of caustic hydrochloric acid and an enzyme called pepsin. The stomach and small intestine are protected from these chemicals by special cells that secrete mucous. A peptic ulcer occurs if this protective mechanism fails for some reason, and these chemicals damage the stomach and small intestine.

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