Explain the digestion in stomach.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 10th Nov, 2013, 04:26: AM

Expert Answer:

The gastric glands in the stomach secrete: (i) HCl - It kills the bacteria ingested with food and makes the medium of food acidic so as to facilitate the action of the enzyme pepsin. (ii) Pepsin - It helps to digest proteins. (iii) Mucus - It protects the inner lining of the stomach from the action of HCl.

Aswered by  | 10th Nov, 2013, 06:26: AM