How does the gastric glands know that food has entered the stomach?

Asked by raghavdinesh | 19th Jun, 2014, 07:26: PM

Expert Answer:

The stomach receives food from the oesophagus and opens into the small intestine through the action of peristalsis. Food stays in the stomach for about 3 hours and attains a pulp-like form called chyme. The stomach is lined internally by a mucous membrane. It contains a number of glands known as gastric glands. Gastric glands are responsible for the secretion of gastric juice and mucin. The gastric glands release three gastric juices—hydrochloric acid, enzyme pepsin and mucus.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 20th Jun, 2014, 11:45: AM

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