NEET Zoology Digestion and Absorption Questions Solved


If for some reason our goblet cells are non-functional, this will adversly affect [2010]

(a) production of somatostatin

(b) secretion of sebum from the sebaceous glands

(c) maturation of sperms

(d) smooth movement of food down the intestine

Audio Explanation:


(d) Goblet cells are something like a wineglass that present in the columnar epithelium of the mammalian intestine and secrete mucin, a mucoprotein that forms mucus when in solution. If Goblet cells become non-functional, this will adversely affect smooth movement of food down the intestine due to the absence of mucin.

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