gastric acid


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Noun1.gastric acid - 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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affect gastric acid production, but do not repair the sphincter defect, allowing continued reflux.
pylori urease activity due to the low-nickel diet could expose the bacterium to gastric acid and increase its susceptibility to amoxicillin.
TAKECAB, discovered by Takeda, is a new medicine for treating acid-related diseases with a novel mechanism of action called potassium-competitive acid blockers (P-CABs) which competitively inhibits the binding of potassium ions to H+,K+-ATPase (also known as the proton pump) in the final step of gastric acid secretion in gastric parietal cells.
Gastric acid, peptic activities, mucin levels, FT/IC-ATPase activities and the gastrin level were analyzed.
E3710 is a novel PPI discovered by Eisai as a successor to Pariet, and compared to existing PPIs, potentially provides a stronger and a longer-lasting inhibitory effect on gastric acid secretion.
The researchers commented that gastric acid is needed for the extraction of vitamin B12 from foods as well as for its absorption in the intestines.
Treatment for reflux involves medicines to reduce the gastric acid.
The drugs, while preventing production of gastric acid, often ends up with an "malabsorption" of vitamin B12, researchers (http://medicalxpress.
Scott's review in 1985 concluded that overproduction of gastric acid induced by gizzerosine was a major cause of GEU.
In the presence of gastric acid, alginates precipitate, forming a gel.
But new research showed that Coca-Cola has a success rate of more than 90 percent in treating the condition, as its chemical ingredients do a similar job to gastric acid in helping to digest fibre, while the bubbles help speed up the process, the Mirror reported.