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Sucralfate pp 83-88 | Cite as

Stimulation of Mucus Production

  • Clifford Tasman-Jones

Abstract

Mucus is a slippery hydrophilic, viscoelastic gel covering the surface epithelium of the stomach to form a lining superbly protecting the delicate columnar epithelial cells of the stomach from aggressive factors. Major luminal aggressors are ingested food, secreted hydrochloric acid, peptic enzymes, and free radicals generated in the lumen.1

Keywords

Bile Duct Ligation Mucus Layer Gastric Mucus Gastric Mucin Mucous Neck Cell 
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© Plenum Press 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clifford Tasman-Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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