Webster 1913 Edition
[Gr. [GREEK], [GREEK], stomach: cf. F.
Of, pertaining to, or situated near, the stomach;
the conversion of the albuminous portion of food in the stomach into soluble and diffusible products by the solvent action of gastric juice.–
a fever attended with prominent gastric symptoms; – a name applied to certain forms of typhoid fever; also, to catarrhal inflammation of the stomach attended with fever.–
a thin, watery fluid, with an acid reaction, secreted by a peculiar set of glands contained in the mucous membrane of the stomach. It consists mainly of dilute hydrochloric acid and the ferment pepsin. It is the most important digestive fluid in the body, but acts only on proteid foods.–
Gastric remittent fever
a form of remittent fever with pronounced stomach symptoms.
Webster 1828 Edition
Belonging to the belly, or rather to the stomach. The gastric juice is a thin, pellucid liquor, separated by the capillary exhaling arteries of the stomach, which open upon its internal tunic. It is the principal agent in digestion.