Q. 39

Name the glands present in the wall of the stomach that release secretions for digestion of food. Write the three components of secretion that are released by these glands.

Answer :

The gastric glands are present in the wall of the stomach that release secretion for digestion of food.


Secretion of gastric glands:


1. HCl- The gastric gland releases hydrochloric acid which creates an acidic medium for the functioning of the enzyme.


2. PEPSIN- It releases a protein-digesting enzyme called pepsin that helps in the breakdown of the protein.


3. MUCUS- It releases mucus which protects the inner lining of the stomach from the action of the acid under normal condition.


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