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Stomach and Gastric Glands

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Describe the stomach. Give its relations and describe the microscopic structure of gastric glands. What cells produce HCl, Pepsin, mucus and serotonin?

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In this solution the human stomach is described as well as the structure of gastric glands.

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The stomach is structurally modified for the production of hydrochloric acid, pepsin and for mixing food with these substances. In the empty stomach the mucosa is thrown into longitudinal folds called rugae. Throughout the stomach the simple columnar lining epithelium produces mucus and ...

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