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
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Definition of gastric juice for Students
: an acid liquid made by the stomach that helps to digest food
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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