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abomasum the fourth stomach chamber of cud-chewing mammals such as cows, in which food is digested.
autonomic nervous system the part of the nervous system in vertebrates that controls involuntary bodily processes, such as the operation of the heart, stomach, and glands; sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems together.
barium sulfate an opaque insoluble white powder that is used as a pigment in paints and a filler for plastics and textiles, and is swallowed as a diagnostic aid in x-ray examination of the stomach and intestines.
belch to expel gas from the stomach through the mouth, in a spasmodic, noisy burst, as after eating or drinking. [1/4 definitions]
belly the front or underpart of mammals that contains the stomach and intestines. [1/5 definitions]
bowel (usu. pl.) the part of the digestive organs below the stomach; intestine. [1/2 definitions]
cardia the opening from the esophagus into the stomach.
cardiac of or pertaining to the opening of the esophagus into the stomach. [1/3 definitions]
carminative a substance that induces expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines. [2 definitions]
chyme the semifluid thick mass that is the product of the partial digestion of food in the stomach and that passes into the small intestine.
cilium one of the microscopic hairlike structures on the surface of many cells, providing locomotion in single-celled animals and movement of fluid across the cells that line certain organs, such as the lungs or stomach, in complex animals. [1/3 definitions]
cud a quantity of food that certain animals such as cows bring up from the first stomach to chew again.
digestive juice any or all of the fluids produced by the body to digest food, such as secretions by the salivary glands, stomach walls, pancreas, and liver.
duodenum the short, rather straight portion of the small intestine nearest to the stomach.
esophagus a muscular tube from the mouth cavity to the stomach; gullet.
gastric of or concerning the stomach.
gastric juice a colorless liquid, containing hydrochloric acid and enzymes, that is secreted by glands in the lining of the stomach; digestive fluid.
gastric ulcer an open sore in the stomach lining, caused by the corrosive action of gastric juice.
gastritis an abnormal inflammation of the lining or other part of the stomach.
gastro- stomach.
gastroenteritis inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the stomach and intestines.