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Search Results for: pepsin

Propepsin

Definition noun A precursor of pepsin released from the stomach. Supplement Word origin: pro- (before) + pepsin See... 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

Digestion and Absorption of Food

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

Gelatinase

Definition noun, plural: gelatinases (1) Pepsin B derived from pepsinogen B. It is similar to pepsin A but with more... Read More

Zymogen granules

Definition noun The granules in the cytoplasm of secretory cells containing the zymogen Supplement Zymogen granules are... Read More

Zymogen

Definition noun, plural: zymogens An inactive enzyme precursor that requires a biochemical change to become active or... Read More

Alimentary canal

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

Peptic ulcer

Definition noun, plural: peptic ulcers An ulcer in certain areas in the gastrointestinal tract caused in part by diminished... Read More

Apoenzyme

Enzymes are biological catalysts that can increase the rate of chemical reactions in living organisms. Enzymes can only... Read More

Gastric gland

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