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Digestion of protein is affected if hydrochloric acid is not secreted adequately in the stomach. 


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Hydrochloric acid is responsible for:-

  1. Activating pepsinogen into pepsin. pepsin further helps in digestion of proteins.
  2. Removal of some harmful organisms and may be some toxics too.

if Hydrochloric acid will not be secreted in stomach :-

  1. Protein digestion will be slow or you can say almost cease there.
  2. Harmful organisms will enter in our body through the digestive tract.

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