Non functioning of oxyntic cells interfaces digestion DISCUSS

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Oxyntic cells are also known as parietal cells. These cells are epithelial cells that secrete hydrochloric acid (HCl) and intrinsic factor. and located in the gastric glands of the stomach. The HCL secreted by these cells help in the activation of digestive enzyme like pepsinogen into its active form pepsin that help in the digestion of proteins and secrete intrinsic factor, which makes it possible for the small intestine to absorb dietary vitamin B-12.Therefore, if these cells do not function that could lead to indigestion of proteins and absorbtion of vitamin B12. 


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