Gastric cells

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Gastric cells

Cells found in the gastric glands include

-Foveolar cells – also called mucous neck cells – produce mucus

-Chief cells – Zymogen cells/ peptic cells  – zymogens – pepsinogen (precursor to pepsin)  and prorennin [in childhood only ]

-Parietal cells – oxyntic cells -secrets : HCl ,  castle’s intrinsic factor

-G cells – secret : gastrin hormone

-D-cells – secret : somatostatin

-Enterochromaffin- like cells (ECLs) – release serotonin and histamine

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