Gastric pits are indentation
s in the stomach
which denote entrances to 3-5
["Secretions from several gastric glands flow into each gastric pit" Principals of Anatomy & Physiology 15th Ed 2017, Gerard Tortora & Bryan Derrickson]
tubular shaped gastric gland
s. They are deeper in the pylorus
than they are in the other parts of the stomach. The human stomach has several million of these pits which dot the surface of the lining epithelium
. Surface mucous cell
s line the pits themselves but give way to a series of other types of cells which then line the glands themselves.
also known as ''gastric juice'' is secreted from gastric glands, which are located in narrow tube like structures called gastric pits. Gastric juice contains hydrochloric acid
in a healthy adult. Hydrochloric acid is secreted by parietal cells
, pepsinogen is secreted by gastric chief cell
s and mucus is secreted by mucus neck cells.
* - "Digestive System: Alimentary Canal: esophageal/stomach junction"
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