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.
- Gastric feeding
gastric feeding n. The administration of food directly into the stomach by a tube inserted either through the nasopharynx and esophagus or directly through the abdominal wall.
- Gastric fistula
[gas-trik] /ˈgæs trɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to the stomach. /ˈɡæstrɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, near, or involving the stomach: gastric pains adj. 1650s, with -ic + Greek gaster (genitive gastros) “stomach,” by dissimilation from *graster, literally “eater, devourer,” from gran “to gnaw, eat,” from PIE root *gras- “to devour” (cf. Greek grastis “green fodder,” […]
- Gastric fold
gastric fold n. Any of the characteristic folds of the mucous membrane lining the stomach.
- Gastric gland
gastric gland n. Any of the branched tubular glands in the mucosa of the fundus and body of the stomach, containing parietal cells that secrete hydrochloric acid and zymogenic cells that produce pepsin. Also called fundus gland, gastric follicle.