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(Science: chemistry) The quality of being acid or sour, containing acid (hydrogen ions).

Origin: L. Aciditas-

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... heart of the matter. The thing with simple life forms like bacteria is that they tend to become extremely specialized. Change the temperature or acidity a bit, and they will die off. There may be exceptions and I'll be very happy if and when we discover space-faring bacteria, living inside asteroids. ...

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by cakrit
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 17999

bacterial ETC

... than normal, their rate of growth should increase. Am I right? Since, they'll make more ATP free of cost! Also, bacteria are killed by gastric acidity. Does that have to do with protein denaturation owing to very low pH?

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by Adz795
Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: bacterial ETC
Replies: 0
Views: 1872

the hard working liver

... Liver is one of the most outstanding organs I had ever known. Its resourcefulness and its ability to maintain long amounting pain and tolerance to acidity and toxicity I clearly salute. However, let us not abuse our liver because its essential to the rest of our digestive organs....

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by DocWillow
Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: the hard working liver
Replies: 4
Views: 2101

How can i do it ?

what is "DCA"? Did you mean 98% "acidity" or 98% activity? "10 ml" does not speak to concentration - do you want to establish 1mmole in the 10 ml - 100 mM solution?

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by JorgeLobo
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can i do it ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1474

Re: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

... are cleaved by the hydrochloric acid secreted by parietal cells in the stomach to pepsin and trypsin (both secreted by chief cells). Regardless of acidity in the stomach, the acid is neutralized in beginning by bicarbonate because the acid will damage the enyzmes and the lining of the intestine. ...

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by daniel.kurz
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?
Replies: 16
Views: 42628
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