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The inner lining of stomach is protected by one of the following from hydrochloric acid. Choose the correct one
(a) Pepsin
(b) Mucus
(c) Salivary amylase
(d) Bile

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Ans. (b)
Pepsin is a stomach enzyme that serves to digest proteins found in ingested food.
Mucus is present in the gastric juice which is secreted by the glands present in the stomach wall. It helps to protect the stomach lining from Hydrochloric acid secreted by it.

Salivary amylase is an enzyme which breaks down starch present in the food in the mouth.
Fat breaks down in the small intestine by bile.
Hence option (b) is correct.

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