digestive juices


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

digestive juices

pl n
(Physiology) fluids secreted in the stomach or intestines that assist in the digestion of food
References in classic literature ?
Actually was he hungry when he had megapode eggs, and the well-nigh dried founts of saliva and of internal digestive juices were stimulated to flow again at contemplation of a megapode egg prepared for the eating.
But what many people don't know is that drinking during the meal dilutes the digestive juices and makes the meal more difficult to digest.
Ginger -- A spice utilized for thousands of years for its medicinal properties, ginger is best known for alleviating nausea as it promotes the secretion of various digestive juices and enzymes that neutralize stomach acid.
An inherited condition with no cure, cystic fibrosis affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices.
In order to benefit from the small amounts of B12 in food, the stomach secretes digestive juices that increase its absorption in the small intestine.
Sometimes the discomfort and pain could be due to a tear in the tissue lining, the gastric mucosa, of the stomach wall, and the digestive juices and food will leak into the abdominal cavity.
Inevitably, the wall becomes damaged and sooner rather than later will burst, releasing the digestive juices into the body.
What it is, actually, is a lump of Ambergris, a complex mixture of digestive juices and mucus spat out by sperm whales.
It then punctures its victim and fills it with digestive juices to break down the tissues before sucking out the insides like a smoothie.
Replace with wholegrains (barley, wholegrain rice, wholemeal flour, quinoa, spelt) and natural sugars (local or Manuka honey) STEP 2: Drink filtered water, at least eight glasses daily, although not with meals as this dilutes the digestive juices.
But they don't address the anatomical problem at the core of acid reflux: a defective sphincter valve between the esophagus and the stomach that allows some of the stomach's acidic digestive juices to backflow into the esophagus.