What is the role of mucus in the stomach?

AcademicBiologyNCERTClass 7

The mucus in the inner lining of the stomach. It helps to protect the stomach wall from the corrosive effect of hydrochloric acid.

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Mucus protects the stomach wall from hydrochloric acid. If the mucus is not secreted by the gastric glands then the gas will damage the inner lining of the stomach and lead to ulcers in the stomach.]

Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:27:22