peptic digestion n.
See gastric digestion.
- Peptic esophagitis
peptic esophagitis n. See reflux esophagitis.
noun, Pathology. 1. an erosion of the mucous membrane of the lower esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, caused in part by the corrosive action of the gastric juice. noun 1. (pathol) an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining those parts of the alimentary tract exposed to digestive juices. It can occur in the oesophagus, the stomach, […]
[pep-ti-deys, -deyz] /ˈpɛp tɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of the class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of or peptones to amino acids. /ˈpɛptɪˌdeɪs; -ˌdeɪz/ noun 1. any of a group of proteolytic enzymes that hydrolyse peptides to amino acids peptidase pep·ti·dase (pěp’tĭ-dās’, -dāz’) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of peptides into […]
[pep-tahyd] /ˈpɛp taɪd/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a compound containing two or more amino acids in which the carboxyl group of one acid is linked to the amino group of the other. /ˈpɛptaɪd/ noun 1. any of a group of compounds consisting of two or more amino acids linked by chemical bonding between their respective carboxyl […]