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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.
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gastric juice

n
(Physiology) a digestive fluid secreted by the stomach, containing hydrochloric acid, pepsin, rennin, etc
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gas′tric juice`


n.
the digestive fluid, containing pepsin and other enzymes, secreted by the glands of the stomach.
[1720–30]
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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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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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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. But this objection likewise falls to the ground, because a German exegetist supposes that Jonah must have taken refuge in the floating body of a dead whale -- even as the French soldiers in the Russian campaign turned their dead horses into tents, and crawled into them.
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.
To make matters even worse, these excreted beans are mixed with the animals gastric juices to give the coffee its rich flavour.
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.
In the presence of saliva and gastric juices, natural salt is able to break down the fibrous parts of carbs.
Gastric juices are stimulated by the hormone gastrin, acetylcholine (released by the vagus nerve) and histamine--a locally acting signal molecule.
Fiber stimulates peristaltic motion and increased secretion of gastric juices, which eases digestion, prevents conditions like constipation, and protects the body from more serious conditions like colorectal cancer.
Bananas also protect the system by wiping out the acidity of gastric juices. This helps reduce inflammation and also strengthens the stomach lining.
Our stomach may secrete more than a liter of gastric juices daily to digest the food we take in.
The cheeses were soaked in simulated gastric juices, which featured a pre-adjusted pH of 1.5, 3.0 and 5.0.
Twenty-four hours after the last meal and previous to the first feeding horary (10:00 AM), gastric juices were obtained separately from 12 starved specimens of each species.