Gastric Gas"tric, a. [Gr. ?, ?, stomach: cf. F. gastrique.] Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach; as, the gastric artery. [1913 Webster]

{Gastric digestion} (Physiol.), the conversion of the albuminous portion of food in the stomach into soluble and diffusible products by the solvent action of gastric juice.

{Gastric fever} (Med.), a fever attended with prominent gastric symptoms; -- a name applied to certain forms of typhoid fever; also, to catarrhal inflammation of the stomach attended with fever.

{Gastric juice} (Physiol.), a thin, watery fluid, with an acid reaction, secreted by a peculiar set of glands contained in the mucous membrane of the stomach. It consists mainly of dilute hydrochloric acid and the ferment pepsin. It is the most important digestive fluid in the body, but acts only on proteid foods.

{Gastric remittent fever} (Med.), a form of remittent fever with pronounced stomach symptoms. [1913 Webster]

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  • gastric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ of the stomach. ORIGIN from Greek gast r stomach …   English terms dictionary

  • gastric — [gas′trik] adj. [ GASTR(O) + IC] of, in, or near the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • gastric — gas|tric [ˈgæstrık] adj [only before noun] technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Modern Latin; Origin: gastricus, from Greek gaster stomach ] 1.) relating to your stomach ▪ gastric ulcers 2.) gastric juices the acids in your stomach that break food into… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gastric — adjective (only before noun) technical 1 related to your stomach: gastric ulcers 2 gastric juices the acids in your stomach that break food into smaller parts 3 gastric flu an illness that makes you vomit 1 and gives you diarrhoea …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gastric — [[t]gæ̱strɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n You use gastric to describe processes, pain, or illnesses that occur in someone s stomach. [MEDICAL] He suffered from diabetes and gastric ulcers …   English dictionary

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  • gastric — adj. of the stomach. Phrases and idioms: gastric flu a popular name for an intestinal disorder of unknown cause. gastric juice a thin clear virtually colourless acid fluid secreted by the stomach glands and active in promoting digestion.… …   Useful english dictionary

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