PEPSINOGEN

the precursor of pepsin, a proteolytic enzyme required for protein synthesis. It is dispersed by the stomach's gastric glands and is turned into pepsin in the presence of gastric acid, additionally dispersed by glands of the stomach.

PEPSINOGEN: "The secretion of pepsinogen seems to be significantly lower than it was last night."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PEPSINOGEN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/pepsinogen/ (accessed October 20, 2020).
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