mucus

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Synonyms for mucus

protective secretion of the mucus membranes

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Hegg, "Ph- and Protein-Dependent Buffer Capacity and Viscosity of Respiratory Mucus. Their Interrelationships and Influence on Health," Science of the Total Environment 84 (August 1989): 71-82.
It's an anti-inflammatory, demulcent (soothing to sore throats), antispasmodic (to relax tight coughs) and expectorant (expels respiratory mucus).
* Immune defenses: Respiratory mucus contains substances that inhibit bacterial growth.