mucous gland


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mucous gland

[′myü·kəs ‚gland]
(physiology)
A gland that secretes mucus.
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The tissue of origin was suspected to be salivary or nasal mucous glands, but was difficult to confirm due to distortion of normal tissue architecture as a result of the tumor.
Salivary film velocity is much slower on buccal than on lingual surfaces and the infant's maxillary incisors, buccal surfaces are wet mainly by saliva from highly viscous mucous glands which is low in mineral and buffer.
The SNs of the puffer fish Takifugu niphobles have axons that terminate as free nerve endings in the skin near mucous glands (13).
In people, faulty mucous glands may contribute to airway dehydration and the problems associated with CF.
html) Slate , it causes the body's mucous glands to go into overhaul.
There are many irregularly shaped mucous glands in the lamina propria which are deeper in case of duck as compared to other avian species.
2) They are thought to arise from an embryologic malformation or a ductal obstruction of mucous glands.
The mucous glands remain full and ultimately get distended leading to distortion of the cellular outline of the stomach.
It had a pleated aspect, consisting of loose connective tissue with few mucous glands and lymphoid nodules constituting the velar tonsil.
Moreover, in the connective tissue surrounding the pancreatic duct, there are small mucous glands that empty into the duct.
Follicular (mucoid) conjunctivitis is a condition in which the small mucous glands (follicles) on the underside of the nictitating membrane react to an eye irritant or infection by forming a rough, cobblestone surface that irritates the eye and produces a mucoid discharge.
The epithelium comprised large quantities of mucous glands which were prepared in a homogeneous way throughout its whole surface, with positive response to the combination periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) and Alcian Blue (B), indicating neutral and acidic mucopolysaccharides, respectively (Figure 2A).