will stomsch digest itself

India
May 6, 2007 7:36am CST
Why dont the stomach digest itself when it can digest raw meat?Another wonderful arrangement of GOD
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• Sri Lanka
6 May 07
The wall of the stomach is very hard, almost like porcelain. It is also lined with mucus. But the stomach can digest itself. This doesn't happen in a severe manner, and when it happens we call it gastritis. The digesting juices come to the stomach to a time table, that is determined by our eating habits. If we don't have our meals at a regular time, the juices might injure the stomach wall.
• India
6 May 07
thanks for your advice
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@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
6 May 07
Lmfao, nothing to do with god my friend ;). The stomach wall just neutralizes the acid to prevent it from happening, if that wall wouldn't be in place or a large part of it would be damaged the stomach acids would eat into the wall and you'd get nasty ulcerations and such ;). There once has been a man which got shot in the stomach in the 19th century and didn't die, but because the acid would keep running out the wounds could never heal so stomach acid kept dripping out of his body like that. No neutralizing effect and that's pretty much what happens.
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• India
6 May 07
I don't dare to discuss atheism here,anyway I trust in GOD and thanks for your response
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@laltu86 (1253)
• India
10 May 07
Yes i liked your words afterall we are hios creation , who created us , he, so surely he designed our body also.Now how did he do that he gave the stomach many layers that are acid resistance like : 1. Mucosa : The first main layer. This consists of an epithelium, the lamina propria underneath, and a thin bit of smooth muscle called the muscularis mucosae. 2.Submucosa :This layer lies under the mucosa and consists of fibrous connective tissue, separating the mucosa from the next layer. The Meissner's plexus is in this layer. 3.muscularis externa : Under the submucosa, the muscularis externa in the stomach differs from that of other GI organs in that it has three layers of smooth muscle instead of two. 4. serosa : This layer is under the muscularis externa, consisting of layers of connective tissue continuous with the peritoneum.
• India
10 May 07
Thank u very much for your valuable advice.I've heard that the stomach is a wonderful organ
@ghatozkat (153)
• Nepal
2 Dec 07
The mucous layer inside the stomach prevents the acid from eating the stomach. As others pointed out when the mucous layer is damaged by injuries, then the stomach begins to digest itself.