Which of the cells labeled below secretes hydrochloric acid?
Ans: C. C
(Ref Gray’s 40/e p1121) Parietal cell (C) secretes hydrochloric acid.)
- Parietal cells have copious pink cytoplasm and a central nucleus, giving them a “fried egg” appearance. In contrast, peptic cells have granular purple cytoplasm and basal nuclei.