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.
The most common causes of a nosebleed are a blow 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.
Containing antiseptic cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) that keeps the mouth clean, as well as azulene which acts to repair the mucous membrane, the spray alleviates the symptoms of mouth ulcers by allowing the active ingredients to be directly applied into the mouth.
While there have been a number of case reports of mucous membrane pemphigoid, less than a handful of the cases involve the trachea [4-7].
3 THE fruit also has good levels of vitamin A, essential for good eyesight and for maintaining healthy mucous membranes and skin.
Mucous membrane lesions are very very rare and the mucosa of the mouth, tongue, nose, glans penis and the conjunctiva are affected.
It was seen that the mucous membrane involvement may be there where there is no sweat gland.
National morphologists note the presence of auxiliary elements in the form of folds of mucous membrane and vascular structures in the sphincters of gastrointestinal tract, capable of performing the function of leaflets (Efimov, 1994; Kalinin, 2003; Sheptulin et al.
Our animal models displayed adhesion of colon mucous membrane tissue to nearby tissues.