ERPCT

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osmotic diarrhea. more gastric secretions= more pancreatic secretions= more water in the bowel=diarrhea.
 

MrBigglesworth

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acid destroys pancreatic digestive enzymes like lipase. food (like fats) doesn't get digested.. POOP
 
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From CURRENT Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2013:

Gastric acid hypersecretion can cause direct intestinal mucosal injury and pancreatic enzyme inactivation, resulting in diarrhea, steatorrhea, and weight loss; nasogastric aspiration of stomach acid stops the diarrhea.
 
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Just learned this in class... we were told that excess acid --> bile salts precipitate out --> when bile salts reach the colon, they cause efflux of water
 
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