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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gastric  \Gas"tric\,  a.  [Gr.  ?,  ?,  stomach:  cf  F.  gastrique.] 
  Of  pertaining  to  or  situated  near  the  stomach;  as  the 
  gastric  artery. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gastric 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  involving  the  stomach;  "gastric  ulcer"  [syn: 
  {stomachic},  {stomachal}] 




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