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Keywords: midgut alkalization
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (9): 1411–1418.
Published: 1 May 2011
... diet to one required to digest blood. Prior to blood ingestion, the pH in the midgut is maintained at ∼6 via an efficient mechanism. In the abdominal midgut, alkalization to a pH of ∼8 occurs as a consequence of the loss of CO 2 from blood (CO 2 volatilization) and by a second mechanism that is not yet...
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