Apepsinia

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Definition

Pertains to the condition wherein pepsin is lacking in gastric juice


Supplement

Pepsin is a proteolytic enzyme that predigests proteins in food into smaller chains of amino acids. Pepsin is released from the stomach as pepsinogen activated by hydrochloric acid or by another pepsin.


Word origin: a- (absence) + pepsin + -ia

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