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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(7) Mucus serves as a protectant to the mucous lining of the irritated bowel tissue and promotes stool-bulking and removal as well.
Active ingredients are absorbed quickly through the mucous lining in the mouth.
One in eight people suffer from peptic ulcers, which occur when the protective mucous lining of the stomach is eroded by an infection by the bacterium helicobacter pylori.
Ulcers caused by NSAIDS need a treatment that soothes and helps repair the stomach's mucous lining.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) Types I and II--Genital herpes results from viral infection transmitted through intimate contact with the moist mucous lining of the genitals.
It burrows into the mucous lining of the stomach and coats itself in a small bubble of ammonia gas as protection against stomach acids.
Leprosy bacilli can enter the mucous lining of the nose, which leads to internal damage and scarring.
In addition, it signals cells in the mucous lining of the upper airway to manufacture a kind of antibody that they alone can make.
Because of their shape and the way they move, the bacteria can penetrate the stomach's protective mucous lining. Here, they can produce substances that weaken the stomach's protective mucus and make the stomach cells more susceptible to the damaging effects of acid and pepsin.
Allergy can cause chronic inflammation of the sinus and nasal mucous lining. This inflammation prevents the usual clearance of bacteria from the sinus cavity, increasing the chances of developing secondary bacterial sinusitis.