[pep-sin-uh-juh n, -jen]
- crystals, occurring in the gastric glands, that during digestion are converted into pepsin.
Origin of pepsinogen
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- the inactive precursor of pepsin produced by the stomach
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- The inactive precursor to pepsin, formed in the chief cells of the mucous membrane of the stomach and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid during digestion.propepsin
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