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Q270) Which one provides sliminess to food? [ RPMT 1996 ]

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The Brunner glands, which empty into the intestinal glands, secrete an alkaline fluid composed of mucin, which exerts a physiologic anti-acid function by coating the duodenal epithelium, therefore protecting it from the acid chyme of the stomach Secretion of these glands contributes to a layer of mucus which forms a slimy, viscoelastic gel which lubricates the lining of the proximal part of intestine
Goblet cells which secretes the main component of mucus
The gastric chief cell (also known as a zymogenic cell or peptic cell) is a cell in the stomach that releases pepsinogen and chymosin. Pepsinogen is activated into the digestive enzyme pepsin when it comes in contact with acid produced by gastric parietal cells
Answer : (c)