gastric enzyme


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gastric enzyme

[′gas·trik ′en‚zīm]
(biochemistry)
Any digestive enzyme secreted by cells lining the stomach.
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If held in the mouth for thirty seconds, it stimulates ptyalin secretion for starch digestion as well as stimulates gastric enzyme secretion.
Earlier this year, the same researchers detected naturally lower activity levels of the gastric enzyme in women compared with men (SN: 1/20/90, p.
Fruits such as papaya and pineapple aid digestion, as they contain enzymes which mimic the gastric enzyme pepsin, breaking down protein and some starches.