Digestion Index Glossary

Absorption in the Stomach


The stomach absorbs very few substances, although small amounts of certain lipid-soluble compounds can be taken up, including aspirin, other non-steroidal anti-infammatory drugs, and ethanol.

Notably, these substances are also well-recognized causes of gastric irritation and their use (especially overuse) is commonly associated with development of gastritis and gastric ulcers.


Index of: The Stomach
Gastric Secretions One Meal in the Life of the Stomach

Last updated on October 22, 1995
Author: R. Bowen
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