mucous membrane

(redirected from Mucosal tissue)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to Mucosal tissue: Mucous lining

mucous membrane

A membrane lining all body passages that communicate with the air, such as the respiratory and alimentary tracts, and having cells and associated glands that secrete mucus. Also called mucosa.

mucous membrane

(Anatomy) a mucus-secreting membrane that lines body cavities or passages that are open to the external environment. Also called: mucosa
mucomembranous adj

mu′cous mem′brane

a mucus-secreting membrane lining all bodily passages that are open to the air, as parts of the digestive and respiratory tracts.

mu·cous membrane

Any of the membranes lining the passages of the body that open onto the outside, such as the respiratory and digestive tracts. Cells in the mucous membranes secrete mucus, which lubricates the membranes and protects against infection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exteriormucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
conjunctiva - a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
maidenhead, virginal membrane, hymen - a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin

mucous membrane

nSchleimhaut f

mu·cous mem·brane

n. membrana mucosa, láminas finas de tejido celular que cubren aberturas o canales que comunican con el exterior.
References in periodicals archive ?
amp;nbsp; They are composed of ligament and muscle, covered with mucosal tissue.
There's a newly identified, atypical, but substantial subset of patients: young children who have frequent episodes of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that may not affect mucosal tissue, often are multifocal, and may require suppressive therapy, according to a report published in Pediatric Dermatology.
This leads to spontaneous shrinkage of the hemorrhoidal piles without the development of a mucosal tissue defect and makes LUV superior to excisional hemorrhoidectomies in this setting.
According to the patent, contacting a mucosal tissue wound with the solution at least once per day enhances wound healing.
The laser is designed to stimulate collagen formation in the mucosal area, which results in the tightening of the mucosal tissue in the oropharynx-the center part of the throat-and opens the airways.
were regenerated, but, engineering oral mucosal tissue was a challenge.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) encompasses two idiopathic chronic inflammatory conditions: ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) both of which are characterized by recurrent episodes of cramping, lower abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, weight loss, and chronic inflammatory changes of the mucosal tissue resulting in scarring and fibrosis [1].
Histopathological examination revealed mucosal tissue comprising tumour composed of bundles of spindle cells producing extensive collagen in radiating and circular patterns (Figure 3).
6 cm of soft, pink, mucosal tissue with an underlying firm, tan, white nodule on the right and a 1.
Further, converging evidence suggests that AUD influences mucosal tissue in a way that potentially increases HIV disease transmission and adversely affects disease pathogenesis, resulting in accelerated disease progression.