mucous membrane


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mucous membrane

n.
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

n
(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


n.
a mucus-secreting membrane lining all bodily passages that are open to the air, as parts of the digestive and respiratory tracts.
[1805–15]

mu·cous membrane

(myo͞o′kəs)
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
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mucous membrane

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mu·cous mem·brane

n. membrana mucosa, láminas finas de tejido celular que cubren aberturas o canales que comunican con el exterior.
References in classic literature ?
His head ached, his eyes were wet, his mucous membrane, he informed her, was in a most unsatisfactory condition.
But despite his caution, a tiny cut so small that it had escaped his searching, had come in contact with the infected mucous membrane and blood poisoning had set in.
Although he had not howled once, his snarling and growling, combined with his thirst, had hoarsened his throat and dried the mucous membranes of his mouth so that he was incapable, except under the sheerest provocation, of further sound.
They gulped the stuff down with many facial expressions of delight, followed by loud lip-smackings of approval, though the liquor was raw enough and corrosive enough to burn their mucous membranes.
Occupational exposure: reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee's duties.
When this swelling involves the adjacent mucous membranes of the sinuses, air and mucus are trapped behind the narrowed openings of the sinuses.
Many viral infections are spread from your hands to your mucous membranes.
The most common causes of a nosebleed are a knock to the nose, fragile blood vessels, or the dislodging of crusts that have formed in the mucous membrane as a result of a common cold or other infection.
Gastritis or inflammation of the stomach mucous membrane is related to alcohol consumption but can also be caused by viral infections or by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (such as aspirin) or medication used to treat against the Helicobacter pylori bacteria.
This irritates the mucous membrane of the nose and stimulates a sneeze.
Long history of traditional use and modern scientific research has proven that oils of Sea Buckthorn seeds and berry flesh have tissue regenerative, anti-inflammatory and protective effect from exogenous stress on skin and mucous membranes.
Previously designated "benign mucous membrane pemphigoid," cicatricial pemphigoid is a chronic, blistering, autoimmune disease that affects mucous membranes.