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 avoids diluting your digestive juices, which would reduce their working capacity.
New digestive juices flow into the duodenum to continue the digestive process.
In the small intestine, special digestive juices break down the food more.
It constantly pumps digestive juices into one's stomach, creating ulcers and inducing vomiting.
The pancreas gland, located behind the stomach, releases digestive juices into the intestines and releases key hormones into the bloodstream.
But New England fishermen consider shrimp a by-catch; it just sits on their boats for a week or 10 days, and by the time it gets to port, digestive juices in the head have already gone to work -- you can spot the deterioration from a yellowing of the shrimp.
These extremely small compounds also have a greater surface area, and when consumed with water or other liquids, are more available to digestive juices, further supporting digestion and absorption.
GERD is caused when there is an imbalance between the normal defense mechanisms of the esophagus and offensive factors such as acid and other digestive juices and enzymes in the stomach.
The digestive juices have now been stimulated after a light iftar and are ready to start the process of digestion.
This depends on many factors such as the drug's composition, how quickly the drug dissolves, and the effect that digestive juices have on it.
This will stimulate digestive juices and aid digestion.
If there is a weakening it allows the acidic digestive juices to flow the wrong way.