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pep·sin

also pep·sine  (pĕp′sĭn)
n.
1. A digestive enzyme found in gastric juice that catalyzes the breakdown of protein to peptides.
2. A substance containing pepsin, obtained from the stomachs of hogs and calves and used as a digestive aid.

[Greek pepsis, digestion (from peptein, to digest; see pekw- in Indo-European roots) + -in.]

pepsin

(ˈpɛpsɪn) or

pepsine

n
(Biochemistry) a proteolytic enzyme produced in the stomach in the inactive form pepsinogen, which, when activated by acid, splits proteins into peptones
[C19: via German from Greek pepsis, from peptein to digest]

pep•sin

(ˈpɛp sɪn)

n.
1. an enzyme, produced in the stomach, that in the presence of hydrochloric acid splits proteins into proteoses and peptones.
2. a commercial preparation containing pepsin, obtained from hog stomachs, used chiefly as a digestive and as a ferment in making cheese.
[1835–45; < Greek péps(is) digestion (pep-, base of péptein to digest + -sis -sis) + -in1]

pep·sin

(pĕp′sĭn)
A powerful enzyme that breaks down proteins in the stomach of vertebrate animals.

pepsin

A protein-digesting enzyme in the stomach.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pepsin - an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
gastric acid, gastric juice - digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
Translations

pepsin

[ˈpepsɪn] Npepsina f

pepsin

nPepsin nt

pepsin

[ˈpɛpsɪn] npepsina

pep·sin

n. pepsina, enzima principal del jugo gástrico.

pepsin

n pepsina
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They had curled-hair works for the cattle tails, and a "wool pullery" for the sheepskins; they made pepsin from the stomachs of the pigs, and albumen from the blood, and violin strings from the ill-smelling entrails.
Between blasts she resorted to Epictetian philosophy in the form of pepsin chewing gum.
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5 wt% in the casting solution) as a pore former on the morphology and UF performance, with solutes such as bovine serum albumin (BSA), egg albumin (EA), pepsin, and trypsin, of the membranes was investigated.
2) LPR is linked to globus by two main mechanisms: (1) vagal reflux stimulation in the esophagus by acidic reflux and (2) mucosal injury in the larynx from direct contact with refluxate that contains gastric acid and pepsin.
However, the pepsin (P-7012) used in the original three-step in vitro (OTS) method is expensive, and the trichloroacetate used in the OTS method may produce environmental pollution, and the small intestinal digestibility of undegradable rumen amino acids cannot be determined.
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