28 results found

Search Results for: hydrochloric acid

Hydrochloric acid

Hydrochloric acid (Science: chemical) hydrochloric acid. Solutions of hydrogen chloride gas in water. It is a highly... Read More

Chemical Composition of the Body

In order to fully understand the mechanisms of human physiology, it is important to have an understanding of the chemical... Read More

Gastric acid

Definition noun (1) The hydrochloric acid present in the gastric juice (2) The gastric juice itself Supplement The gastric... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More

Parietal cell

Definition noun, plural: parietal cells Any of the epithelial cells in the gastric gland responsible for the secretion of... Read More

Gastric juice

Definition noun The acidic digestive fluid secreted by various glands in the stomach lining into the lumen of the stomach,... Read More

Digestive Enzymes

Have you ever thought about what happens to the food after you have taken it into your mouth? How those big steak pieces... Read More

Pepsin

Definition noun, plural: pepsins or pepsine A proteolytic enzyme in the gastric juice of birds, reptiles, fish, and mammals... Read More

Gastric gland

Definition noun, plural: gastric glands Any of the glands in the stomach responsible for producing components of gastric... Read More

Hydrogen

Hydrogen is one of the chemical elements found in nature. A chemical element refers to the pure substance of one type of... Read More

Feulgen stain

Feulgen stain (Science: technique) a selective cytochemical reaction for dna in which sections or cells are first hydrolyzed... Read More

Schiffs reagent

Schiff's reagent An aqueous solution of basic fuchsin or pararosaniline which is decolorised by sulfur dioxide, commonly... Read More

Pepsinogen

Definition noun, plural: pepsinogens An inactive enzyme released by the parietal cells in the gastric pits of... Read More

Giemsa stain

Definition noun A Romanovsky type of stain named after German chemist and bacteriologist Gustav Giemsa, and is often used in... Read More

Assimilation

Assimilation Definition What is assimilation? Assimilation in biology is defined as the process in which living organisms... Read More

A Balanced Diet – Minerals and Proteins

Minerals Various minerals in the Earth's crust are required for a healthy balanced diet. These inorganic compounds have... Read More

How Celiac Disease Affects The Digestive System

Celiac disease is a condition that affects the digestive systems of many individuals all over the world, and in this... Read More

Formic aldehyde

Formic aldehyde --> formaldehyde (Science: chemical) Commonly used fixative and antibacterial agent. As a fixative it is... Read More

Gastric chief cell

Definition noun, plural: gastric chief cells An epithelial cell that is found mainly in the mucosal layer of the stomach... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Chloride

Chloride a compound containing chlorine, at a valence of -1, as in the salts of hydrochloric... Read More

Achlorhydria

Achlorhydria (Science: gastroenterology) The absence of hydrochloric acid from the gastric... Read More

Digestant

Definition noun, plural: digestants A substance promoting or aiding the process of digestion Supplement Examples of... Read More

Obermayers test

Obermayer's test A test for indican; solids in the urine are precipitated by means of a 20% solution of acetate of lead and... Read More

Precipitated sulfur

precipitated sulfur sublimed sulfur boiled with lime water, the lime being removed from the precipitate by washing with... Read More

Gastrin

Polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; induces the secretion of gastric juice.A hormone produced... Read More

Methyl aldehyde

methyl aldehyde --> formaldehyde (Science: chemical) Commonly used fixative and antibacterial agent. As a fixative it is... Read More

Type

type 1. The mark or impression of something; stamp; impressed sign; emblem. 2. Form or character impressed; style;... Read More