sham feeding(redirected from fictitious feeding)
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a procedure used in the study of the psychic phase of gastric secretion: in experiments on dogs, the food, after being eaten, does not enter the stomach but issues from an esophageal fistula made in the neck; the chewing and swallowing of food causes an abundant secretion of gastric juice.
Synonym(s): fictitious feeding
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sham feedingA method for assessing completeness of vagotomy; food is smelled, seen and chewed, but not swallowed. See Maximum acid output, Vagotomy.
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