Stomach Cell Essay

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Stomach Cells Kashena Walton SC: 235 General Biology 1: Human Perspectives Instructor: Jeffery Parker Kaplan University I will be discussing the stomach and describing the cells and how they function. According to (Ireland, 2012) the human body has four major tissue types: muscular, nervous, epithelial, and connective. Tissues working together form organs, such as kidney, stomach, liver and heart. The stomach is a muscular internal organ that lies between the esophagus and the small intestine in the upper abdomen. The stomach is not only our digestive system it absorbs food but, rather is a part of the digestive system and important for churning food into a consistency that is easier to digest for the rest of our intestines( Stomach and role in digestion). The Mucous cell, parietal cell, chief cell, and G cell all make up the four main cell types that spread all over the inner structure of the stomach (Stomach and role in digestion). The mucous cell produce mucus from preventing the epithelium from hydrochloric acid. Which is found in the fundic, cardiac, and pyloric region (Stomach and its role in digestion). (Ireland, 2012) Stated “Hydrochloric acid is one of the strongest acids used in laboratories and can be found in our stomach, as PH2. Mucus is what produces mucous cells which are often clustered into small glands located on the mucous membrane that lines the entire digestive tract (Stomach and its role in digestion). The Parietal cell know as oxyntic or delomorphous cells are located in the fundic, cardiac, and pyloric region. The epithelial cells that collects hydrochloric acid activates the release of pepsin for digestion (Stomach and its role in digestion). These cells are located in the gastric glands found in the fundus and in the body of the stomach. The Chief cell know as a zymogenic cell or peptic cell is located in the stomach that

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