gastric juice
noun Date: circa 1736 a thin watery acid digestive fluid secreted by glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach

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  • Gastric juice — Gastric Gas tric, a. [Gr. ?, ?, stomach: cf. F. gastrique.] Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the gastric artery. [1913 Webster] {Gastric digestion} (Physiol.), the conversion of the albuminous portion of food in the stomach… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gastric juice — is a strong acidic liquid, pH 1 to 3 in humans, which is close to being colourless. The hormone gastrin is released into the bloodstream when peptides are detected in the stomach. This causes gastric glands in the lining of the stomach to secrete …   Wikipedia

  • gastric juice — n a thin watery acid digestive fluid secreted by the glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and containing 0.2 to 0.4 percent free hydrochloric acid and several enzymes (as pepsin) * * * the liquid secreted by the gastric glands of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • gastric juice — ► NOUN ▪ an acid fluid secreted by the stomach glands and active in promoting digestion …   English terms dictionary

  • gastric juice — n. the clear digestive fluid produced by glands in the mucous membrane lining the stomach: it contains enzymes and hydrochloric acid and has a pH of c. 2.0 …   English World dictionary

  • gastric juice — the liquid secreted by the gastric glands of the stomach. Its main digestive constituents are hydrochloric acid, mucin, rennin, and pepsinogen. The acid acts on pepsinogen to produce pepsin, which functions best in an acid medium. The acidity of… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gastric juice — noun digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase • Syn: ↑gastric acid • Hypernyms: ↑digestive juice, ↑digestive fluid • Substance Meronyms: ↑lipase,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gastric juice — Synonyms and related words: absorption, assimilation, autacoid, bile, chalone, digestion, digestive secretion, digestive system, endocrine, gall, gastrointestinal tract, hormone, ingestion, intestinal juice, liver, mucus, pancreas, pancreatic… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gastric juice — /gæstrɪk ˈdʒus/ (say gastrik joohs) noun the digestive fluid secreted by the gastric glands of the stomach wall, and containing mainly pepsin and hydrochloric acid …   Australian English dictionary

  • gastric juice — gas′tric juice n. phl the digestive fluid, containing pepsin and other enzymes, secreted by the glands of the stomach • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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