digestive juice


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digestive juice

Any of several secretions that aid digestion.
See also: juice
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HOW IT EATS: Digestive juices or bacteria living in the trap liquefy the prey so the plant can absorb its nutrients.
In order to benefit from the small amounts of B12 in food, the stomach secretes digestive juices that increase its absorption in the small intestine.
But they don't address the anatomical problem at the core of acid reflux: a defective sphincter valve between the esophagus and the stomach that allows some of the stomach's acidic digestive juices to backflow into the esophagus.
Caffeine increases secretions of saliva and digestive juices. So a group of researchers at the University of Tokyo's School of Medicine decided to see whether or not it could reverse dry eyes.
The team knew that caffeine was likely to stimulate tear glands, since it is known to increase other secretions, such as saliva and digestive juices. They also knew that people respond differently to caffeine, so they analysed study participants' DNA samples for two genetic variations that play important roles in caffeine metabolism.
This, along with the digestive juices, leads to foul odour.
If there is a weakening of this area, then it ceases to function properly and allows digestive juices to flow the wrong way.
But two days of denial, that too at a time when the digestive juices are working overtime, can drive any self-respecting Bong to near-lunacy.
These initial findings suggest alginates could offer a very real solution in the battle against obesity." He said that the laboratory artificial gut mimics the human stomach and small intestine with fake digestive juices added.
Until now the popular explanation has been that GERD develops as a direct result of acidic digestive juices burning the esophageal epithelial cells.
"We urgently need investment in research." DIFFICULT TO DIAGNOSE The pancreas, located behind the stomach and shaped like a leaf, produces digestive juices as well as insulin to balance sugar levels in the blood.