HCl Is Secreted By Which Of The Following Cells Of The Stomach? (A) Chief Cells.(B) Peptic Cells.(C) Goblet Cells.(D) Parietal Cell (Oxyntic Cells)

The correct answer is (D) Parietal Cell (Oxyntic Cells).

Parietal Cells are large and are most numerous on the sidewalls of the gastric glands. These cells secrete hydrochloric acid and Castle’s intrinsic factor.

These cells are parietal cells as they lie against the basement membrane. These cells are called oxyntic cells because they stain strongly with eosin dye.

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