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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Impact of extreme weather conditions can lead to crusting of the mucous secretion processes, which can result into cracks in the nose lining.
They may also be accompanied by a bloody, purulent, serous or mucous secretion.
(iii) Symptoms associated with the presence of tarsal conjunctival papillae and/or limbal nodules, and mucous secretion
Contamination of surgical site in clefts from mucous secretion has been reported to be common in children.4
The advantages include aciduria, less mucous secretion, less urinary tract infections and stone.1 Acid-haematuria syndrome, hyponatremichy pochloremical kalosis, hypergastrinaemia, perforation, development of peptic ulcus and malignancy should be encountered in long term follow-up.
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.
Studies that examined mucous secretion from intestinal colonic goblet cell lines reported stimulatory effect of IFN-[gamma] and TNF-[alpha] on mucin secretion [32, 33].
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. Purification of the mantle cavity is accomplished mainly by the inner epidermis, whereas the shell is formed by the outer epidermis.