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Explain the digestion in stomach.

Asked by Topperlearning User 10th November 2013, 4:26 AM
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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.

Answered by Expert 10th November 2013, 6:26 AM
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