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mucous

[′myü·kəs]
(physiology)
Of or pertaining to mucus; secreting mucus.
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The mucous extravasation mucocele occur as a result of lip biting habits and the mucous retention mucocele occur as a due to obstruction of the salivary gland,these lesions recur even after healing when liberation of the viscous fluid is pooled out.
The whole mount preparations were utilized to count the number of the mucous cells using a stage micrometer (Object micrometer) with a scale graduate din units of 1/100 (1 division = 0.01 mm).
Oncocytic cells were also seen to be intermixed with the cellular elements of mucous, epidermoid, and intermediate cells (Figure 2(a)).
Intestinal tract, Paramisgurnus dabryanus, Microstructure, Ultrastructure, Mucous epithelial cells, Air-breathing loach.
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." But the grown worm-snails cement their shells to one place for the rest of their lives.
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.
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].
[1,3,4] In this there is rupture of the excretory duct resulting in extravasation of mucous in surrounding tissue leading to formation of pseudo cyst.
1 PASSION fruit is a good source of fibre which helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxic substances.
This hilarious illustrated non-fiction title about slugs covers such topics as the slug's two pairs of tentacles, for seeing and for smelling (it sees you're a kid and you smell like broccoli), its breathing hole (on the side of its head!) and its mucous covering (so one slug can follow another slug's mucous trail.