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mucous

[′myü·kəs]
(physiology)
Of or pertaining to mucus; secreting mucus.
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Ongoing studies show that the risk of being infected with AIDS following a needle-stick injury is less than 1 percent, he says, and none of the nearly 400 workers put under observation after having mucous membranes or open wounds exposed to blood of AIDS patients has tested positive for the virus.
The capsules also contain omega-7, which the company notes can help maintain healthy mucous membranes, retaining moisture on the surface of the eye.
The young mollusks also use their mucous to travel - those slimy threads "are then transported by water currents," allowing them to move around and "also potentially colonize new habitats.
No appreciable changes are observed in all the three constituents of mucous membrane.
The most common causes of a nosebleed are a blow to the nose, fragile blood vessels, or the dislodging of crusts that have formed in the mucous membrane as a result of a common cold or other infection.
Containing antiseptic cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) that keeps the mouth clean, as well as azulene which acts to repair the mucous membrane, the spray alleviates the symptoms of mouth ulcers by allowing the active ingredients to be directly applied into the mouth.
While there have been a number of case reports of mucous membrane pemphigoid, less than a handful of the cases involve the trachea [4-7].
3 THE fruit also has good levels of vitamin A, essential for good eyesight and for maintaining healthy mucous membranes and skin.
The presence of mucous cells were considered only in those cases where mucous cells were found in the areas devoid of moderate to severe inflammatory cell infiltrate in order to exclude the possibility that mucous cell metaplasia may have resulted from an inflammatory process.
They react with the mucous tissues causing their dissolution and the emission of deep heat that leads to the laceration of these tissues," he said.
Immediately after capture, particles are incorporated into fine mucous strings on the frontal surface and carried both distally and obliquely across the filaments.
Mucous membrane lesion is a very rare occurrence in porokeratosis and of the five subtypes mucous membrane lesion is seen only in PM and PPPD subtypes.