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There are 2 glossary search results for:   Stomach parietal cells




Definition:
Cells in the fundus of the stomach that secrete hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor.

Parietal cells are also known as oxyntic cells.



Definition:
A glycoprotein released by parietal cells (also know as oxyntic cells) located in the fundus region of the stomach. Intrinsic factor is required for vitamin B12 absorption in the small intestine.









Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2015