mucous gland


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mucous gland

[′myü·kəs ‚gland]
(physiology)
A gland that secretes mucus.
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Mucoepidermoid carcinomas may arise from the mucous glands within the wall of the cyst.
3) Acquired tracheoceles are believed to develop as a result of chronic infection and obstruction of the mucous glands.
Moreover, tracheoceles are lined with respiratory epithelium, but they lack the cartilage, mucous glands, and smooth muscle that are found in congenital lesions.
22) If so, this might explain why this tumor type is more common at the supraglottis, which is the subsite of the larynx that has the greatest concentration of subepithelial mucous glands.
It contains mucous glands, and it secretes mucus through an orifice in the anterior part of the roof of the ventricle.
1) Although its etiology is not completely known, PTA is believed to typically arise via the spread of infection from the tonsil or the tubular mucous glands of the tongue (Weber's glands), which are located in the superior tonsillar pole.
Adenocarcinomas of the larynx follow the anatomic distribution of the subepithelial glands and intraepithelial mucous glands of the larynx.
We found that (1) in most cases, the types of epithelium were generally the same in both areas--pseudostratified cylindrical ciliated epithelium with goblet cells (respiratory epithelium), stratified cuboidal epithelium, and stratified squamous nonkeratinized epithelium; (2) the APINC had more respiratory epithelium than the APS; (3) the APS had more squamous epithelium than the APINC; (4) the basement membrane of the APINC was thicker than that of the APS; (5) moderate chronic inflammatory infiltrate was more common in the APINc, and mild infiltrate was more common in the APS; and (6) the APINC had more mucous glands and the APS had more serous glands.
The APINC had more mucous glands, and the APS had more serous glands.