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The Stages of Gastric Secretion

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List and describe what occurs during the stages of gastric secretion.

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There are 3 primary stages to gastric secretion. These are as follows:

1. The cephalic phase - the taste or smell of food, the sensation of food in the mouth, or the thought of food sends nervous impluses to the medulla oblongata. These impulses then subsequently lead to parasympathetic neurons to stimulate the scretion of hydrochloric acid and pepsin in the stomach ( this occurs via the vagus ...

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The 3 stages of gastric secretion are described