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Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.


Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.


Refers to tissues that produce mucus, such as the digestive, genital and urinary tracts.
Mentioned in: Intestinal Polyps


pertaining to or emanating from mucosa.

mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)
see mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue.
mucosal block
a concept relating to the prevention of absorption of more iron by the intestinal epithelium when the rate of absorption passes a certain limit.
mucosal crypts
invaginations of mucosa; occur in many organs, e.g. biliary and intestinal mucosae.
mucosal disease
see bovine virus diarrhea.
mucosal glands
small glands which lie within the lamina propria of the mucosa.
mucosal transport
a means of effecting absorption of materials from the intestinal lumen through the cell membrane of the epithelial cell. Much of this movement has to be in addition to passive diffusion based on osmotic, pH or electromagnetic gradient. It is carried out by membrane carriers, which provide an active transport system.

Patient discussion about mucosal

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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Sinonasal disorders are common in patients with COM mucosal disease.
Endoscopy in the pediatric patient provides the advantage of simultaneous imaging, biopsy and treatment in cases of mucosal disease.
PubMed and Cochrane databases were searched for relevant articles using keyword and text word search including stress ulcer, stress-related mucosal disease, burn injury, Curling's ulcer, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, proton pump inhibitor, histamine-2 receptor antagonist, pneumonia, burns and early enteral feeding.
The parameters used for correlation were- Deviated Nasal Septum, Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy, Middle Turbinate abnormalities, Concha Bullosa, Agger Nasi cells, Haller cells, Frontal recess, Infundibulum, Hiatus semilunaris, Uncinate process attachment, Intrasinus mucosal disease of Maxillary, Ethmoids, Frontal and Sphenoid detailed history, clinical examination and routine investigations were done for the patients.
Some animals may develop a more severe condition known as mucosal disease, the result of which is a high mortality rate in affected animals.
This virus is responsible for bovine viral diarrhoea, mucosal disease, poor conception and early embryonic death, foetal mummies, the birth of brain-damaged calves, eye defects in newborn calves and a lower resistance to other diseases.
Use of this stent is recommended for stenosis of the frontal outflow tract due to previous surgery or trauma, opened either endoscopically or through an external Lynch incision; chronic frontal sinusitis that is drained endoscopically; a frontal sinus mucocele that is decompressed endoscopically or through a Lynch incision; or polyps or hypertrophic mucosal disease in the frontal recess removed endoscopically.
Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria: Patients aged more than 20 years with inactive mucosal disease and conductive deafness were included in the study.
While isolated sinusitis involving the posterior ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses is rare, it is possible that pneumatization of the superior turbinate contributes to chronic rhinosinusitis of these posterior sinuses within the context of more diffuse sinus mucosal disease.
Many of these animals are poor doers and will probably contract mucosal disease and die, but it is now known that some appear normal while excreting virus all their lives.
In patients with chronic rhinosinusitis, the presence of maxillary sinus hypoplasia (MSH) may be obscured by extensive mucosal disease or nasal polyposis.