goblet cell

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goblet cell

Any of the specialized epithelial cells found in the mucous membrane of the stomach, intestines, and respiratory passages that secrete mucus.

[From its shape.]

gob′let cell`

a goblet-shaped epithelial cell that secretes mucin.
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Noun1.goblet cell - an epithelial cell that secretes mucous
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium

goblet cell

n (Bio) → cellula calciforme

gob·let cell

n. célula caliciforme secretora que se localiza en el epitelio del tubo digestivo y del tubo respiratorio.
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75-77) Because probiotics help stimulate local intestinal immunity, antibody production, and goblet cell population, their use in times of stress could help counteract these detrimental effects.
The epithelial thickness of the stomach and crop; intestinal villus height, width, and area; lamina propria height; and stomach, crop, and intestinal neutral and acidic goblet cell numbers were measured.
Stimulation of goblet cell activity, causing increased mucus secretion.
The authors hypothesized that mechanical irritation by contact lens may be the cause of goblet cell damage thus leading to symptoms.
Using cell culture and laboratory mouse experiments, the researchers showed that the enzyme, aldose reductase, is essential to a process known as goblet cell metaplasia that is seen in both asthma and COPD.
The animals on 0 ppm genistein experienced a drastic reduction in tear volume and goblet cell density.
Biopsy at this time was consistent with ulcerative colitis with goblet cell depletion, chronic inflammatory infiltration and crypt abscesses.
34,35) If the TBUT is less than the blink interval (time between consecutive blinks), or less than 10 seconds (even though the blink interval maybe shorter), the tear film is regarded as unstable, causing local drying and subsequent hyperosmolarity at the site of tear film break-up, leading to inflammation and epithelial and goblet cell damage on the ocular surface.
Airway mucus obstruction: mucin glycoproteins, MUC gene regulation and goblet cell hyperplasia.
2005) found that addition of lactic acid based probiotics in bird's diets can induce goblet cell density and size.
1) After three months, both the Restasis and Viva-Drops groups showed significant improvements compared with the control group with respect to blurred vision, tear film breakup time, Schirmer tear test results, and goblet cell density.