False-colour SEM of gastric glands of stomach

False-colour SEM of gastric glands of stomach

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This image is part of the feature Landscapes Of The Human Body

Credit: PROF. P. MOTTA/DEPT. OF ANATOMY/UNIVERSITY "LA SAPIENZA", ROME/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Gastric gland: false-colour scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the mucous membrane lining the stomach, showing the shadowy entrances to a number of gastric glands. The glands secrete gastric juice (hydrochloric acid & the enzyme pepsin) and a protective mucous, derived from the simple, columnar cells (moss-like) that comprise the mucosa. Gastric glands are formed by simple invagination or tubular ingrowth of this mucosa into the underlying layer of tissue, the lamina propria. Magnification: x300 at 6x7cm size.

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Keywords: anatomy, digestion, digestive system, false-coloured, gastric, gastric epithelium, gastric gland, gut, human body, images, magnified image, microscopic photos, mucosa, stomach mucosa, subjects

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