gastric juice

noun
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of gastric juice

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

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circa 1736

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GASTRIC JUICE Defined for Kids

gastric juice

noun gas·tric juice \ ˈga-strik- \

Definition of gastric juice for Students

: an acid liquid made by the stomach that helps to digest food

Medical Dictionary

gastric juice

noun

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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