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Synonyms for mucous membrane

mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior

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On the other hand, intestines from the rats in the model group displayed coarsened epithelium, substantial dilation, thinning of intestinal walls, hyperemia, edema, friable mucus membranes with hemorrhage, inflammatory exudates, and their intestinal vasculature was disorganized.
Diagnosis is usually made through the patient's history and clinical appearance: drug reactions always appear in the same area, form irregular lesions on mucus or modified mucus membranes, and become increasingly pigmented with successive episodes.
The mouth's mucus membranes are quite fragile, so theoretically STIs such as syphillis, hepatis B and HIV could get in if you had any abrasions.
Up to 40% of your body's heat loss occurs from the head due to a large blood supply, extra surface area, and the mucus membranes of the nose and mouth.
In order to ward off winter chills, vitamin A is also important for maintaining the lining of the nose and throat - the mucus membranes that act as a barrier to germs.
Too little means the mucus membranes dry out and make people more susceptible to viruses.
Nasalflu forms a barrier of protection by building up antibodies in the mucus membranes of the nose, which is the main point of entry for the virus that attacks some 300,000 people in Switzerland annually.
Kawasaki disease, which was named after a Japanese who first described the condition in 1967, is also referred to as mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome because of typical changes in the mucus membranes lining the lips and mouth.
This fine mist cleans and soothes membrane walls, irrigates the nasal cavity by softening and humidifying mucus membranes, and thins nasal secretions for improved mucous drainage from the sinuses.
This causes inflammation and irritation of the mucus membranes of the eyes, nose and ear passages.
In addition, the mucus membranes in the eyes, nose, and throat are already raw and irritated by these pollutants.
Fortified with over 190 bio-active compounds, sea buckthorn is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and is also a rich source of the most elusive essential fatty acid, Omega-7, a naturally occurring component that keeps free radicals at bay and a major building-block to healthy skin, and mucus membranes.
Silicone lubricants are not absorbed by the skin or mucus membranes, and consequently last longer than their water-based counterpart.
2 Rosemary also contains vitamin A, essential for vision and also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin.