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How does your stomach keep from digesting itself?

March 15th, 2010

Episode 563 of 1068 episodes

The stomach is a hollow, many-layered organ that produces powerful acids to break down food -- and another substance to protect the stomach from being digested. Find out what this substance is, and learn more about the stomach, in this episode.

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