mucous secretion


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Noun1.mucous secretion - protective secretion of the mucus membranesmucous secretion - protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
sputum, phlegm - expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
snot - nasal mucus
booger - dried nasal mucus
leucorrhea, leukorrhea - discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection
mucin - a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
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Contamination of surgical site in clefts from mucous secretion has been reported to be common in children.
The advantages include aciduria, less mucous secretion, less urinary tract infections and stone.
Addicts of captagon, tramadol and other types of pills, suffer from depression, lack of sleep, weight loss, lack of appetite, and increased mucous secretion, as well as rapid heartbeat and high blood pressure and body temperature.
The decrease in the intake of these foods combined with physical training led to the production of a more mucous secretion, which can be explained by the increase in mucous acinar cells.
In the latter case, the animal, its mucous secretion, and a fragment of the sponge were separately stored.
Licorice is thought to assist with improving mucous secretion in the stomach, thereby protecting the tissues and providing additional support against irritating agents (food).
The mantles of bivalves and gastropods are involved in purification of the mantle cavity and shell formation through mucous secretion.
The preventer contains a steroid which lowers the frequency of attacks by reducing airway sensitivity, mucous secretion and inflammation.
Menguey R, Desbaillets L (1967) Role of inhibition of gastric mucous secretion in the phenomenon of gastric mucosal injury by indomethacin.
There are three physiologic processes important to the proper functioning of the paranasal sinuses: (a) the patency of the ostia, (b) the function of the cilia, and (c) the quality of mucous secretion (Schwartz, 1994).
Another chemical change that may be taking place during the rapid weight loss program is a sudden increase in mucous secretion in the gallbladder, Mitchell Shiffman, M.
The wider central region, with simple tubular glands of mucous secretion (Fig.