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n. pl. mu·co·sae (-sē) or mu·co·sas

[From Latin mūcōsa, feminine of mūcōsus, mucous; see mucous.]

mu·co′sal adj.
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Adj.1.mucosal - of or relating to mucous membranes


a. mucosal, rel. a cualquier membrana mucosa.
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9] Chronic otitis media active mucosal disease patients with coexisting active sinusitis have a chronically persistent ear discharge.
1) EM with mucosal involvement is called "erythema multiforme major," and EM without mucosal disease (as in our patient's case) is called "erythema multiforme minor.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Bovine Serum - 1) Fresh Bovine serum should be collected from Healthy Bovine free from Foot and Mouth Disease, Rinder pest, Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), Mucosal Disease Complex
They are the main cause of virus circulating in herds and they may live for many years or succumb to mucosal disease, often from six-18 months, although some cows have lived to significant ages and produce more PI caves as they are bred.
We do not disagree with the authors' opinions and respect their large clinical experience in burn patients, but respectfully suggest that the existing published data currently do not support their conclusions about patients at risk for stress-related mucosal disease and more specifically stress ulcer bleeding.
The disease leads to marked disfigurement and patients with mucosal disease almost never heal spontaneously.
A chronic oral mucosal disease questionnaire (COMDQ) has recently been developed as a tool for measuring quality of life in this group of patients [Riordain and McCreary, 2011].
Samples were removed from the remnants of the cerebrum, diencephalon, and organs (thymus, lung, myocardium, jejunum, ileum, mesenteric lymph node, liver, spleen, kidney, and striated muscle), and 3 independent real-time PCR protocols were conducted to detect genomes of bovine viral diarrhea/ mucosal disease virus, bluetongue virus serotype 8, and the novel SBV Initial retrotranscription of the RNA genomes was followed by quantitative (real-time) PCR.
Oral lichen planus affects 1-2 per cent of the general adult population and is the most common non-infectious oral mucosal disease in patients referred to oral medicine and oral pathology clinics [1].
The effects of BVD in a herd include: Reduced conception rates and increased embryonic deaths leading to high numbers of barrens; protracted calving periods; abortions; stillbirths; deformed and weak calves; mucosal disease.
For example, although the mucosal disease in ulcerative colitis is generally superficial, if the ulcers are deep, the patient can have more pain than would be expected.