mucous membrane

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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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During a flexible fiberoptic nasopharyngeal examination, we found that the ring was embedded in the nasal surface of the soft palate and was covered with a thin layer of mucosal membrane.
Aegis' Intravail(R) provides exceptionally high and unmatched bioavailability performance via the intranasal and other mucosal membrane administration routes.
Aegis' Intravail(TM) absorption enhancement agents provide exceptionally high and unmatched bioavailability performance, comparable in efficiency to subcutaneous injection, via the intranasal and other mucosal membrane administration routes.
Aegis' Intravail(TM) absorption enhancement agents are mild and non-irritating to mucosal membranes, providing exceptionally high and unmatched bioavailability performance, comparable in efficiency to subcutaneous injection via the intranasal, oral, and other mucosal membrane administration routes.
Factors such as the increasing adoption of HSI technologies in Ophthalmology, surface tissue and mucosal membrane analysis, gastrointestinal tract, and vascular system are driving the growth of this segment.
They provide exceptionally high and unmatched bioavailability performance, comparable in efficiency to subcutaneous injection, via the intranasal, ocular, and other mucosal membrane administration routes, delivering potent peptide, protein, and large molecule drugs that can currently only be delivered by injection.
Their landmark study, published in the March 7, 2012 PLoS ONE , describes how they discovered that an "epidemic" strain of the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, which causes conjunctivitis, secretes an enzyme to damage mucins and breach the mucosal membrane to infect and inflame the eye.
C16:1 Palmitoleic Acid (omega-7) has been studied for its potential benefit toward many important health applications including heart health, anti-inflammation, insulin sensitivity, antimicrobial effects, moisture replenishment of mucosal membranes, and anti-aging benefits for skin, hair and nails.
HSI is used to visualize and access the images of in-depth structures of eye, surface tissues, mucosal membranes, the gastrointestinal tract, and vascular systems, therefore, fueling the growth of the hyper-spectral imaging market in the life science and clinical research sector.
Conventional immunology textbooks tend to overlook the importance of defense mechanisms that keep pathogens from crossing the skin or mucosal membranes such as those in the respiratory and digestive systems, says Williams (respiratory research, U.
Their impact includes weakening the blood-brain barrier, decreasing the integrity of the protective mucosal membranes and disrupting the absorption of needed vitamins and minerals.
The children suffer from Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), an inherited connective tissue disease causing blisters in the skin and mucosal membranes.
The innate immune system consists of physiological barriers such as the skin and mucosal membranes and associated immune cells, as well as chemical barriers, including body pH (acidity) and chemicals (such as lysozyme in tears).
Medical devices such as endoscopes and ultrasound probes come into direct contact with mucosal membranes during invasive procedures.
The most common mucosal membranes involved in TEN are, in order of decreasing frequency, the oropharynx, eyes, genitalia, and anus.