The stomach

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Has a highly folded wall which increases surface area. Continual movement of the wall churns the food, breaking it down mechanically into a substance called CHYME.

The stomach wall contains gastric pits which secrete gastric juices. This gastic juice consists mainly of water, along with other secretions:

  • MUCUS from GOBLET CELLS
  • HYDROCHLORIC ACID from OXNTIC CELLS

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