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Fictitious feeding

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Fictitious feeding --> sham feeding

a procedure used in the study of the psychic phase of gastric secretion: in experiments on dogs, the food, after being eaten, does not enter the stomach but issues from an oesophageal fistula made in the neck; the chewing and swallowing of food causes an abundant secretion of gastric juice.

Synonym: fictitious feeding.