gastric juice


gastric juice

noun

Definition of GASTRIC JUICE

:  a thin watery acid digestive fluid secreted by glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach

First Known Use of GASTRIC JUICE

circa 1736

gastric juice

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GASTRIC JUICE

: a thin watery acid digestive fluid secreted by the glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach and containing 0.2 to 0.4 percent free hydrochloric acid and several enzymes (as pepsin)

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