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Gastroenterol J. 1989;49(2):45-9.

[Effect of alcohol on the stomach].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Regierungskrankenhaus, Berlin, DDR.


Review of literature. Already low dosis of alcohol damage gastric mucosa; alcohol especially causes erosions. In spite of acute damage there is no proven correlation between alcohol and chronic gastritis. HC1 secretion is stimulated by low dosis of alcohol only; higher dosis have no effect on acid secretion. Nevertheless beer or wine stimulate acid secretion very intensively by gastrin liberation. -Low concentrations of alcohol have no influence on gastric emptying, but higher concentrations delay emptying, solid meals more than liquid meals.

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