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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pepsine one of the essential constituents of the gastric juice: the active agent in fermenting food in the stomach—a hydrolytic ferment
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. pepsis, digestion—peptein, to digest.


In literature:

Some rhubarb-and-soda mixture on the shelf in the bathroom, and a little box of pepsin tablets.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
I wish these story writers would let a fellow have a pepsin tablet, anyhow, between feeds.
"Whirligigs" by O. Henry
Some rhubarb-and-soda mixture on the shelf in the bathroom, and a little box of pepsin tablets.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Meats were digested with the aid of pepsines.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
The use of pepsin for this purpose cannot serve nature's purpose, as it contains neither sodium carbonate nor sodium sulphate.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
Have you got any essence of pepsin?
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
In dyspepsia and constipation, bitter tonics, alkalies, acids, pepsin, saline and vegetable laxatives, are variously prescribed.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The activity of pepsin does not become manifest until there is about 0.3 per cent.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
I began taking syrup of pepsin to artificially digest my food and thus take some of the burden off my stomach.
"Confessions of a Neurasthenic" by William Taylor Marrs
Literature was to have its once terrible ferments reduced to the quality of a helpful pepsin.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The prevailing ailment of the American people is dyspepsia, which is due to a natural lack of pepsin.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
F., add essence of pepsin and stir thoroughly.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
This phenomenon has been studied in connection with the zymogens of the digestive proteases, pepsin and trypsin.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Luciferase is destroyed only by pepsin (probably), trypsin, erepsin, and something in spleen and liver extract.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
They may be made less irritating by giving them with essence of pepsin.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
He gave me this pig-pepsin in a bottle of red liquid, and I religiously took some after each meal.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society" by Upton Sinclair
F., ten drops of rennet extract or pepsin is added to each jar.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
SHAKLEE, A. O., and MELTZER, S. J.: (1) The Mechanical Destruction of Pepsin, Am.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
I would sooner eat a box of tin tacks than an ordinary English dinner at half-past eight, without my pepsine.
"The Rubicon" by E. F. Benson
In the stomach, the hydrochloric acid helps to make it soften and swell, and then pepsin begins its digestion.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne

In news:

Moisture, Oil Ash Pepsin Digestibility Ammonia Nitrogen.
The authors develop a pratical approach to avoid unwanted interactions between pepsin and SLS in dissolution Tier II tests.
We conducted a literature review to identify elements of duodenogastroesophageal reflux (DGER)—namely pancreatic fluids, hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and bile—as to the effects each has when refluxed to the extraesophageal structures.