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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.
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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.
Staying upright after meals helps keep the gastric juices down where they belong.
Modern herbalists recommend Agrimony for acid stomach, indigestion, debility of the liver, gall bladder stimulation and disorders, nose-bleed, incontinence, infantile bed-wetting, diarrhoea and promotion of the gastric juices.
The low pH of gastric juices and the gastric protease in gastric juices inhibit the growth of thallus.
However, the concentration of this VFA in the gastric juices evaluated was lower (0.
The body's natural gastric juices normally break down pills before they reach the blood stream.
The most important GERD symptom from the dental perspective is regurgitation, resulting in transportation of acidic gastric juices in the mouth following a reflux episode.
Excess weight places pressure on the abdomen and pushes gastric juices up into the esophagus.
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.
Emotional eating develops rapidly and suddenly whilst real hunger relates to eating requirement is more gradual and graded over time based on the release of gastric juices and hormones ( ghrelin, leptin) associated with neuro- transmission signals," Patil said.