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.
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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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But now their stomach juice is going on sale to the public.
He found that this stomach juice slowly dissolved meat placed in it.
This makes the stomach juices less irritating to the esophagus if they flow back up from the stomach, as happens in GERD.
It occurs when acidic stomach juices, or food and fluids flow back up into the food pipe (esophagus).
Normally, food and stomach juices are prevented from flowing back through the esophagus by the contraction of a muscle band--the lower esophageal sphincter--that guards the opening of the esophagus into the stomach.
In normal digestion, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens to allow food to pass into the stomach and closes to prevent food and acidic stomach juices from flowing back into the esophagus.
Stomach juices, pancreatic secretions, bile from the liver, the integrity of the wall of the intestine -they all have some influence on how much of the vitamin is absorbed.
About the size of a grain of salt, the sensor has no battery or antenna and is activated when it gets wet from stomach juices.
When we see food, our taste buds are activated instead of the stomach juices related to hunger pangs.