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What are the functions of gastric glands present in the wall of the stomach?

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Hydrochloric acid, pepsin and mucus are secreted by gastric gland present in the stomach. 

They have following functions. 

  • HCl Kills germs present in the food and it decreases PH of the stomach which is essential for the working of digestive enzymes. 
  • Pepsin digests protein. 
  • Mucus protects stomach’s innerline from HCl.

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