propepsin
Pepsinogen Pep*sin"o*gen, n. [Pepsin + -gen.] (Physiol. Chem.) The antecedent of the ferment pepsin. A substance contained in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called {propepsin}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Propepsin — Pro*pep sin, n. [Pref. pro + pepsin.] (Physiol. Chem.) See {Persinogen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • propepsin — SYN: pepsinogen …   Medical dictionary

  • Propepsin — Pro|pep|si̱n [↑pro... u. ↑Pepsin] s; s, e: gegen Alkalien widerstandsfähige chem. Vorstufe des ↑Pepsins …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Propepsin — Pro|pep|sin das; s, e <zu ↑pro... u. ↑Pepsin> gegen ↑Alkalien widerstandsfähige chem. Vorstufe des ↑Pepsins …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Pepsinogen — Pep*sin o*gen, n. [Pepsin + gen.] (Physiol. Chem.) The antecedent of the ferment pepsin. A substance contained in the form of granules in the peptic cells of the gastric glands. It is readily convertible into pepsin. Also called {propepsin}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pepsinogen — A proenzyme or zymogen formed and secreted by the chief cells of the gastric mucosa; the acidity of the gastric juice and pepsin itself remove 44 amino acyl residues from p. to form active pepsin. SYN: propepsin …   Medical dictionary

  • Proenzym — Pro̱|enzym [↑pro... u. ↑Enzym] s; s, e: chemische Vorstufe eines ↑Enzyms, z. B. ↑Propepsin …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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