Question
Sun June 03, 2012 By: Devansh Verma
 

What will happen if mucus is not secreted by the gastric glands?

Expert Reply
Mon June 04, 2012
The alkaline mucous layer protects epithelial cells of stomach wall against the acids and enzymes in the gastric lumen.
If mucus is not secreted by the gastric glands, then the hydrochloric acid secreted by the glands will digest or corrode the walls of the stomach.
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