digestive juice


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digestive juice

thin, colorless secretion of the glands of the human stomach, composed mainly of hydrochloric acid, chymosin, pepsinogen, intrinsic factor, and mucus. Also called digestive secretion.

digestive juice

Any of several secretions that aid digestion.
See also: juice
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This, along with the digestive juices, leads to foul odour.
This operation allows stomach acid and bile to enter the esophagus and is a reasonable representation of how GERD develops in humans--acidic digestive juices from the stomach surge into the esophagus.
Acidic digestive juices can dissolve copper if the penny sits in the dog's stomach long enough, and that exposes the zinc.
Once breached, the acid from the stomach, the digestive juices and bile from the liver can all irritate the exposed tissues and contribute to the development of a chronic peptic ulcer.
After biting a victim with its fangs and injecting venom to paralyze the squirming supper, the spider spits digestive juices into its prey.
For about 5 hours, the larvae oozed digestive juices onto the meat, dissolving it into a slurpable meal.
Once swallowed, the worms most likely drowned in his stomach's digestive juices, the chemicals that break down food.
Researchers at the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore, India, have found that typical Indian spices--cumin, coriander, ginger and others--increase the flow of digestive juices.
For example, we now know there are sex-based differences in both digestive juices and liver enzymes, which explains why men and women often metabolize drugs differently.
Exocrine (pronounced EX-o-krin) cells are part of the exocrine system and produce the digestive juices.
The more you chew, the more you allow time for your digestive juices to do what they're meant to do.
Until the early nineteenth century, organic chemistry was the chemistry of substances occurring naturally in animal and vegetable matter, such as blood, digestive juices, and sap.