mucous gland

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mucous gland

[′myü·kəs ‚gland]
(physiology)
A gland that secretes mucus.
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Another frog that hunkers down after wiping to minimize its exposure to air is the Indian tree frog (Polypedates maculatus), which secretes waxes from its mucous glands.
IL-4 is one of the molecules that induce mucous production by lung mucous glands, contributing to airway obstruction.
There are a number of secondary features of XLHED that may include a reduction in mucous glands in the pharynx, larynx, trachea and bronchi, dry eye symptoms, eczema, asthma and dry mucous membranes in the mouth and nose.
These tumors are believed to originate in the ductal elements of the laryngeal subepithelial glands and intraepithelial mucous glands.
In people, faulty mucous glands may contribute to airway dehydration and the problems associated with CF.
A THE mucous glands in the vagina are no longer getting the stimulation to work because of the reduction in hormones.
Subsequent bronchoscopic biopsy revealed enlarged mucous glands and longitudinal striations consistent with chronic bronchitis.
IL-4 is one of the molecules that induces mucous production by lung mucous glands, contributing to airway obstruction.
With chronic bronchitis, there is structural change in the airways of the lungs and enlargement of the mucous glands, which causes coughing and the production of sputum.
1) They differ from common nasal polyps in that they are solitary and dumbbell-shaped, and they contain fewer mucous glands and eosinophils.
A disease that has thus far defied efforts to find a cure, the underlying disorder is caused by a genetic defect impairing the regulation of the body's mucous glands, particularly those of the airways and pancreas, making the secretions in these areas very thick and viscous.
Mucoepidermoid carcinomas may arise from the mucous glands within the wall of the cyst.