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gastric juice

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gastric juice digestive secretions of the stomach glands consisting chiefly of hydrochloric acid and mucin and the enzymes pepsin and rennin and lipase
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gastric juice (Physiol) a thin, watery fluid, with an acid reaction, secreted by a peculiar set of glands contained in the mucous membrane of the stomach. It consists mainly of dilute hydrochloric acid and the ferment pepsin. It is the most important digestive fluid in the body, but acts only on proteid foods.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gastric juice the digestive liquid secreted by the glands of the stomach
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. gastēr, the belly.

Usage

In literature:

Every particle of food is thus constantly churned about in the stomach and thoroughly mixed with the gastric juice.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Alcohol poisons the gastric juice.
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
The stomach forms the gastric juice.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
This exercises and so preserves the teeth, and insures the flow of saliva and gastric juice.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
The gastric juice is secreted by glands embedded in the walls of the stomach, and is poured out when food is taken.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
The gastric juice does not act on carbo-hydrates or hydrocarbons to any very noticeable degree.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Gastric Juice; how proportioned.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
This poisonous concoction is enough to destroy the gastric juices of an ostrich!
"In the Forbidden Land" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Gastric juice was the long-sought elixir.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
Must have a magnificent flow of gastric juice!
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
This appetite juice acts as a direct stimulant to the cells in the mucous lining of the stomach, causing a flow of gastric juice.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
If the food given be less to the dog's liking, the gastric juice is not nearly so efficient in its activity.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Her gastric juices had been lashed into a storm and hadn't had time to subside.
"Molly Brown's Junior Days" by Nell Speed
Science has taught us to prepare gastric juice artificially.
"Popular Books on Natural Science" by Aaron David Bernstein
At 6 o'clock nothing in the stomach but a little gastric juice tinged with bile.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
He was one of those enviable individuals whose imagination and gastric juices work at the same time.
"The Million Dollar Mystery" by Harold MacGrath
What a capital minister to England was here wasting his gastric juices on the desert air!
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
This is like the action of the gastric juice upon proteins in the stomach.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
At length a pig grunts, his gastric juice is fairly awake, the day is begun.
"A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on Rivers and Lakes of Europe" by John Macgregor
I know that the coats of my stomach are honeycombed with gastric juice.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould
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In poetry:

Brown shakes his head : ‘This is temper :
Mere spleen for loss of the last trick.'
Juvenile Mark mutters sagely (sic semper),
‘Great is the juice that is gastric.’
"Unpublished Poem I" by Adam Lindsay Gordon