oxyntic cell


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pa·ri·e·tal cell

one of the cells of the gastric glands; it lies on the basement membrane, covered by the chief cells, and secretes gastric intrinsic factor and HCl, the latter of which reaches the lumen of the gland through fine intracellular and intercellular canals (canaliculi).
Synonym(s): acid cell, oxyntic cell

oxyntic cell

a hydrochloric-acid producing cell of the stomach.

pa·ri·e·tal cell

(pă-rī'ĕ-tăl sel)
One of the cells of the gastric mucosa; it lies on the basement membrane, covered by the chief cells, and secretes hydrochloric acid, which reaches the lumen of the gland through fine intracellular and intercellular canals (canaliculi).
Synonym(s): acid cell, oxyntic cell.

oxyntic cell

or

parietal cell

any of the glandular cells lying in pits within the wall of the vertebrate stomach. Their function is to secrete hydrochloric acid, giving the gastric fluids a pH of about 2.0.