Q. 264.8( 4 Votes )
The 3 different glands associated with the digestive system in humans are:
1. Salivary glands
2. Gastric Glands
Secretions of the glands are:
SALIVARY GLAND- Salivary glands are present in the mouth. It secretes the saliva which contains the enzyme salivary amylase. This enzyme starts the digestion or breakdown of carbohydrates.
GASTRIC GLANDS – Gastric glands are present in the wall of the stomach. It secretes the hydrochloric acid, protein-digesting enzyme pepsin, and mucus.
• The HCl provides an acidic medium for the enzyme pepsin to
• The pepsin is the enzyme that helps in the digestion of protein.
• Mucus protects the inner lining of the stomach from the acid.
PANCREAS- Pancreas is an organ that secretes both enzymes as well as hormones. It secretes pancreatic juice which contains enzymes like trypsin and lipase.
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