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Synonyms for mucus

protective secretion of the mucus membranes

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Based on their findings, Button and the other researchers propose a "gel-on-brush" form of mucus clearance in which mucus moves atop a brush-like periciliary layer instead of a watery one.
We also agree that retention of the cervical mucus may be an important issue and we always take special care to avoid/ minimize manipulations in the cervical canal that may disturb or dislodge the cervical mucus.
Yellow mucus is caused by white blood cells When your immune system is fighting a cold virus, one of the first symptoms is clear, runny mucus from the nose.
The study, by scientists with the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA, represents the first time anyone has found the cell of origin for the many types of cells that make up the mucus glands and that can also repair the surface epithelium.
However, this newly discovered lung stem cell for the mucus glands will likely yield new insights into this critical process.
Steam inhalation also can loosen mucus and help it to drain.
The particles were smaller, around the same size as, and larger than the mucus net openings.
Researchers report that exposing human airway cells to e-cigarette vapour containing nicotine in culture resulted in a decreased ability to move mucus or phlegm across the surface.
"Fish mucus is really interesting because the environment the fish live in is complex", explained Molly Austin, one of the team at Oregon State University.
Frank explains, the mucus glands in the lungs become more active, which is partly why in severe cases people are coughing up mucus all the time.
Mucus leaving the frontal (forehead) and maxillary (cheek) sinuses drain through the ethmoid sinuses (behind the bridge of the nose), so a backup in the ethmoids is likely to clog the other two types of sinuses.
These irritants can be mucus, germs or dust, and when we cough them up, it's our body trying to protect us from infection.
Abbas Kanani, a pharmacist from Chemist Click, explains that when certain bacteria or viruses - such as the cold or flu virus - enter our respiratory system, excess mucus is produced in order to help the body get rid of these infections and bugs.
We asked whether molecules contained in anemone-derived mucus constituted an important cue alone or in combination with cell surface molecules in stimulating aggressive or avoidance behaviors.