gastric juice


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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
This enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea in gastric juice to form ammonia, an alkaline compound that protects the organism against gastric acidity.
There are two approaches for treating peptic ulcer; the first deals with reducing the production of gastric juice and the second with enhancing the protective mechanisms of gastric mucosa (Arun and Asha, 2008; Viana et al.
It improves metabolism, purifies blood, promotes gastric juice and bile production.
In contrast, pepsin activity in the gastric juice of starved animals was the greatest.
Pylorus ligation causes the accumulation of gastric juice in the stomach, while aspirin causes mucosal damage mainly by interfering with prostaglandin synthesis and causing gastric mucous depletion.
Surveying the existing literature we conclude that high concentration of Vit C in gastric juice might inactivate H.
In the case of alginate beads as FDDS, it has a lower density than the gastric juice and hence remains buoyant and the mode of release of drug from the matrix is speculated to be a combination of both diffusion and dissolution [8].
Effect of vegetable banana powder on changes induced by ulcerogenic agents in dissolved mucosubstances of gastric juice.