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Answer :

The 3 different glands associated with the digestive system in humans are:

1. Salivary glands

2. Gastric Glands

3. Pancreas.

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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