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What will happen if the oxyntic cells of gastric glands get damaged?


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Oxyntic cells:

  1. Oxyntic cells are referred to as the parietal cells which are known as the epithelial cells in the human body.
  2. These cells are found in the cardia of the stomach within the gastric glands.
  3. If Oxyntic cells are damaged it will cause pernicious anemia.
  4. Oxyntic cells are responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12.
  5. Oxyntic cells secrete intrinsic factors and concentrated HCI.

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