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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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There is no cure, and Ebola is spread by direct contact with infected person's bodily fluids: "While an infected person who sneezes or coughs directly in another person's face could infect that person, Ebola primarily enters the body through tiny cuts or abrasions, or through mucus membranes of the eyes, nose, ears and mouth," notes a physician interviewed by Bloomberg reporters.
The BRM vaccine aims to stimulate antibodies and T cells, two components of the immune system, and to neutralize the virus on the mucus membranes where blisters form.
Critical devices, such as surgical forceps, come in contact with blood or tissue, while semi-critical devices, such as endoscopes, contact broken skin or mucus membranes.
Because the congestion is mainly due to the increase in hormones and blood circulation, which can cause swelling in the mucus membranes lining the nose, I have learned to accept some of it as part of the pregnancy package, but I have gotten better over time.
The powdered bark soothes all mucus membranes it comes into contact with.
The kinetoplast, seen in the parasite in Figure 1B, distinguishes Trypanosoma cruzi from both Toxoplasma and Histoplasma, which lack a kinetoplast, but not from Leishmania, which does have this structure but usually concentrates in the phagocytic cells, an uncommon site for Trypanosoma cruzi Leishmania is transmitted by the sand fly; Chagas disease is transmitted by adult reduviid bugs that ingest trypomastigotes while taking blood meals from infected animals, and are then ingested or contaminate mucus membranes, conjunctiva, or abraded skin with fecal material.
OSHA provides for protection against contact of contaminants with the eye and mouth mucus membranes as defined in the Blood Bourne Pathogen Standard 1910.
Other signs include fever, weight loss, anemia, joint pain, damage to mucus membranes, renal calculi and osteoporosis (2, 4).
The genital mucus membranes of animals could have different characteristics from human genitalia, and the animals' secretions are probably different from human fluids," the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
Asthma sufferers, meanwhile, often advocate the inhalation of steam to help open up their airways, reducing inflammation and congestion and keeping their mucus membranes moist.
I'm just worried now that my mucus membranes are going to whiff like a branch of Whittard's Of Chelsea for the foreseeable.
Evidence suggests that the longer the wine remains in contact with the mucus membranes of the mouth, the better the absorption of resveratrol may be, so sipping your glass of wine slowly may help you maximize its benefits.
Bronchitis is an irritation of the mucus membranes in the lungs' bronchial passages that causes a build-up of phlegm, as well as coughing spells and breathlessness.
But if you stay hydrated with water before and during your flight, your mucus membranes will function normally and help protect you.
The goggles worn with half-face respirators leave gaps, and composite fibers can get into the mucus membranes around the eyes.