from The Century Dictionary.
- Rendering acid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Physiol.) Acid; producing acid; -- applied especially to certain glands and cells in the stomach.
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- adjective immunology Producing
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"Digital image processing of intracellular pH in gastric oxyntic and chief cells," Nature 325, 447 – 450 (1987).
The gastric glands are of three kinds: (a) pyloric, (b) cardiac, and (c) fundus or oxyntic glands.
These are known as the parietal or oxyntic cells, and they are connected with the lumen by fine channels which run into their substance.
In the alimentary tract coffee seems to stimulate the oxyntic cells and slightly to increase the secretion of hydrochloric acid, as well as to favor intestinal peristalsis.