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Of, pertaining to, characterized by, subjecting to, by means of, or promoting, digestion


(1) Any substance that can cause, enhance, or promote digestion; digestant

(2) Abbreviation for digestive biscuit


Word origin: Latin dīgestīvus (to digest)

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Fasting and bloodsugar

... get higher. I can't imagine off the top of my head why it would make your blood sugar level rise more slowly unless you fasted so long that your digestive system was significantly reduced in efficacy.

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Fasting and bloodsugar
Replies: 3
Views: 377


Chymotrypsin is a digestive enzyme that cleaves proteins at specific points around the carboxy terminal ends of a large hydrophobic amino acid (like tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine). Chymotrypsin molecules can also cleave other ...

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by supersapien
Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chymotrypsin
Replies: 1
Views: 718

Re: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?

... thread is very old, I came across it while researching something about diet and pH. I agree that drinking while eating can adversely affect the digestive process. Additionally, drinking carbonated beverages brings other factors into digestion. When the carbon dioxide enters the stomach, the ...

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by MamaWrites
Sat Nov 30, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: drink water, orange juice or Cola before eating?
Replies: 15
Views: 32106

G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

... me it was safe and my dad had taken it for years when he was younger. I am now suffering from chronic abdominal pain that can be cramping or digestive; as well as diahrea for over 3 months. I believe that the Tetracycline killed off the good as well as the bad bacteria in my gut. (Though ...

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by V82
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use
Replies: 11
Views: 1792


... more of itself (though outside the swarm, in the "wild" its unlikely it will be able to acquire enough food given the diffusion of the digestive enzymes it secretes - they really do benefit greatly from travelling in a swarm). 1 cyanobacteria can do that 1 Magnetoglobus -> dead The ...

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by BlahBlahBlah
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 24
Views: 17627
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