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Synonyms for mucus

protective secretion of the mucus membranes

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Whenever there is any irritation, due to cold, dust, strong smells, pollen, or infection, the amount of mucus produced increases, and the body tries to remove it, through coughing or sneezing.
You might have heard consuming dairy products can cause white mucus to develop.
The stickier the mucus, the more it would slow the ball down.
One of my patients just called me to tell me that she's been using this formula for three weeks, and all of her excess mucus from her allergies is gone.
When people smoke, the toxic chemicals in cigarettes paralyse the tiny hairs (cilia) that line the airways and clear mucus.
Fischer and colleagues tested the propellers in a mixture of pig stomach mucus proteins and hydrochloric acid.
However, when you lie in bed at night, it becomes harder for your body to clear your airways and mucus can build up in your throat.
Mucus that builds up in your nose or throat while you lay down irritates your throat, so pop extra pillows under your head and let gravity do its work.
Professor Alyn Morice, cough expert and head of cardiorespiratory studies at Hull York Medical School says: "In the day, your body's natural reaction is to swallow often, helping nasal mucus to drain down the nose and throat.
The portfolio company is investigating a novel molecular pathway that controls mucus hypersecretion in asthma and other respiratory ailments.
A team led by UC San Francisco professor of medicine John Fahy, MD, has discovered why mucus in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis (CF) is thick, sticky and difficult to cough up, leaving these patients more vulnerable to lung infection.
People cough because viral infections cause excess mucus to form throughout your "respiratory tree" --from your nose, down your throat, down the airways deep into your lungs.
27 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered that mucus actually helps your body maintain equilibrium, prevent inflammation, and reduce food allergy problems.
Mucus was extracted from anaesthetized and alkali treated groups of Labeo rohita.
Hair-like extensions of epithelial cells called cilia then propel the mucus out of our airways and get rid of these dangerous particles.