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gastric juice

n.
The colorless, watery, acidic digestive fluid that is secreted by various glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and consists chiefly of hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, and mucin.

gastric juice

n
(Physiology) a digestive fluid secreted by the stomach, containing hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, etc

gas′tric juice`


n.
the digestive fluid, containing pepsin and other enzymes, secreted by the glands of the stomach.
[1720–30]

gastric juice

A fluid secreted by glands lining the inside of the stomach. It contains hydrochloric acid and enzymes, such as pepsin, that aid in digestion.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gastric juice - digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
digestive fluid, digestive juice - secretions that aid digestion
lipase - an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream
pepsin - an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
chymosin, rennin - an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate
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Another reason which Sag-Harbor (he went by that name) urged for his want of faith in this matter of the prophet, was something obscurely in reference to his incarcerated body and the whale's gastric juices.
Greatly to their surprise he raised himself, looked at his watch, and remarked that, as it was now half an hour since luncheon, the gastric juices had had sufficient time to secrete; he was trying a system, he explained, which involved short spells of exercise interspaced by longer intervals of rest.
The experts tell us there are further safeguards, such as gastric juices and the lack of receptors in the gastrointestinal tract for this particular virus.
You can order small dishes of marinated feta or olives to nibble on if you fancy getting your gastric juices going.
Even so, as performer after ``Cirque Dreams'' performer ascended progressively upward to the rafters Saturday afternoon in Cerritos, this critic's gastric juices would not be quieted.
pylori infection, perhaps by altering ascorbic acid levels in gastric juices.
Helping to re-balance the gastric juices, ginger soothes the stomach.
Aperitifs traditionally consumed before dinner are often bitter, and work wonders to settle the stomach or get the gastric juices flowing before a meal; they can do the same during a meal.
Strychnine is a potent stimulant of the spinal cord; it also increases the secretion of gastric juices and heightens sensory awareness.
Gastric juices flowing back into the esophagus can cause severe damage and host of unpleasant symptoms, including heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, sore throat, and chronic cough.
Digestion THE allicin in garlic stimulates the mucous membranes of the stomach, aids the secretion of gastric juices and helps reduce the excessive activity which can lead to indigestion.