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Peptic  n.  
An agent that promotes digestion.
pl. The digestive organs. "Is there some magic in the place, Or do my peptics differ?"

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"Peptic" Quotes from Famous Books

... and pyogenic conditions may produce ulceration followed by cicatrices of the esophagus. Spasmodic stenosis with its consequent esophagitis and erosions, and, later, secondary pyogenic infection, may result in serious cicatrices. Peptic ulcer of the lower esophagus may be a cause. The prolonged sojourn of a foreign body is likely to ...
— Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy - A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery • Chevalier Jackson

... (caseone of Duclaux, or caseogluten of Weigmann). This chemical phenomenon is a breaking-down process that is analogous to the peptonization of proteids, although in addition to the peptones and albumoses characteristic of peptic digestion, amido-acids and ammonia are to be found. The quantity of these lower products increases with the age of ...
— Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition - A Concise Manual for the Use of Students in Dairying • H. L. Russell

... for such a thing. Nay, in stupidity itself on a scale of this magnitude, there is an impressiveness, almost a sublimity; one thinks how, in the words of Schiller, "the very Gods fight against it in vain"; how it lies on its unfathomable foundations there, inert yet peptic; nay, eupeptic; and is a Fact in the world, let theory object as it will. Brown-stout, in quantities that would float a seventy-four, goes down the throats of men; and the roaring flood of life pours on;—over which Philosophy and Theory are but a poor shriek ...
— The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, - 1834-1872, Vol. I • Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words linked to "Peptic" :   peptic ulcer, pepsin, digestion, peptic ulceration

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