gastric digestion n.
The part of digestion, chiefly of proteins, carried on in the stomach by the enzymes of the gastric juices. Also called peptic digestion.
Abnormal gastric contents may be the result of improper ingesta or of disturbances in gastric digestion.
To show that pepsin and acid are necessary for gastric digestion.
Comparatively little food is completely peptonized in gastric digestion.
Therefore, both acid and ferment are required for gastric digestion.
The bile is alkaline and neutralizes the acid product of gastric digestion.
Such a condition of things must obviously exist in the early stages of gastric digestion.
Take, for example, the single question of peptonization by gastric digestion.
Perfect insalivation, mastication, and gastric digestion are necessary to a proper action of the intestinal juices.
Strychnia with quassia or columbo stimulates the appetite and the gastric digestion.
The work of Pawlow and Cannon has shown how essential psychic stimulus is for gastric digestion.