What is an antacid ? Give 2 examples .
AN ANTACID IS A MEDICINE OR SUBSTANCE WHICH BALANCES THE ACIDITY IN STOMACH BY INCREASING,DECREASING OR BLOCKING THE ACID SECRETION BY GASTRIC CELL (ACCORDING TO THE CONDITION).
Alka-Seltzer – NaHCO3 and/or KHCO3 *
Brioschi - CHNaO3 (only FDA approved All-Natural
Antacids either directly neutralize acidity, increasing the pH, or reversibly reduce or block the secretion of acid by gastric cells to reduce acidity in the stomach. When gastric hydrochloric acid reaches the nerves in the gastrointestinal mucosa, they signal pain to the central nervous system. This happens when these nerves are exposed.