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Mucous membrane

Introduction: Mucous membrane

Description of Mucous membrane

Mucous membrane: The moist, inner lining of some organs and body cavities (such as the nose, mouth, lungs, and stomach). Glands in the mucous membrane make mucus (a thick, slippery fluid). Also called mucosa.
Source: National Institute of Health

Mucous membrane: mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Mucous membrane: An EPITHELIUM with MUCUS-secreting cells, such as GOBLET CELLS. It forms the lining of many body cavities, such as the DIGESTIVE TRACT, the RESPIRATORY TRACT, and the reproductive tract. Mucosa, rich in blood and lymph vessels, comprises an inner epithelium, a middle layer (lamina propria) of loose CONNECTIVE TISSUE, and an outer layer (muscularis mucosae) of smooth muscle cells that separates the mucosa from submucosa.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Mucous membrane

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The following terms can be used for Mucous membrane

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Hierarchical classifications of Mucous membrane

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