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mucus

 [mu´kus]
the free slime of the mucous membrane, composed of the secretion of its glands, various salts, desquamated cells, and leukocytes.
cervical mucus that constituting the mucous membrane of the uterine cervix; it undergoes chemical and physical changes owing to hormone stimulation during the menstrual cycle and plays an important role in helping spermatozoa travel inwards after coitus. See also discussion of the cervical mucus method of contraception, under contraception.
fertile mucus see ovulation method of contraception.

mu·cus

(myū'kŭs), Do not confuse this noun with the adjective mucous.
The clear viscid secretion of the mucous membranes, consisting of mucin, epithelial cells, leukocytes, and various inorganic salts dissolved in water.
[L.]

mucus

/mu·cus/ (mu´kus) the free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, desquamated cells, and leukocytes.

mucus

(myo͞o′kəs)
n.
The viscous, slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by cells and glands of the mucous membranes.

mucus

[myo̅o̅′kəs]
Etymology: L, slime
the viscous, slippery secretions of mucous membranes and glands, containing mucin, white blood cells, water, inorganic salts, and exfoliated cells. mucoid, adj., mucous [myo̅o̅'kəs] , adj.

mucus

A clear viscid fluid produced by various mucosae–eg, nose, mouth, throat, vagina, containing mucopolysaccharides, enzymes, IgA, and other proteins, desquamated epithelial cells, inorganic salts in fluid. See Cervical mucus.

mu·cus

(myū'kŭs)
The clear viscid secretion of the mucous membranes, consisting of mucin, epithelial cells, leukocytes, and various inorganic salts suspended in water.
[L.]

mucus

A slimy, jelly-like material, chemically known as a MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDE or GLYCOPROTEIN, produced by the goblet cells of MUCOUS MEMBRANES. Mucus has important lubricating and protective properties. It prevents acid and enzymes from digesting the walls of the stomach and intestines. It traps fine particulate matter, including smoke, in the lungs. It lubricates swallowing and the transport of the bowel contents. It facilitates sexual intercourse.

mucus

  1. any slimy or sticky material secreted by invertebrate animals or plants.
  2. a viscous slimy solution of the protein MUCIN secreted by the MUCOUS MEMBRANES of vertebrates.

Mucus

Thick, viscous, gel-like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces.

mucus (myōōˑ·ks),

n a thick, slippery discharge that comprises white blood cells, mucin, inorganic salts, water, and exfoliated cells produced by the mucous membranes. Functions to moisten and protect them.

mucus

A clear viscous secretion of mucous membranes consisting mainly of mucin, as well as inorganic salts suspended in water.

mu·cus

(myū'kŭs) Do not confuse this noun with the adjective mucous.
Clear viscid secretion of the mucous membranes, consisting of mucin, epithelial cells, leukocytes, and various inorganic salts dissolved in water.
[L.]

mucus

(mū´kus),
n the viscous, slippery secretions of mucous membranes and glands, containing mucin, white blood cells, water, inorganic salts, and exfoliated cells.

mucus

the free slime of the mucous membrane, composed of the secretion of its glands, various salts, desquamated cells and leukocytes. See also mucous.

mucus agglutination test
an agglutination test carried out on mucus, e.g. the test for the presence of antibodies to Campylobacter spp. carried out on vaginal mucus.
gastric mucus
a protective gelatinous material coating gastric mucosal cells.
respiratory mucus
part of the protective mucociliary blanket of the upper respiratory tract.
vaginal mucus
the appearance of the mucus from the cow's vagina is a good indication that she is in estrus. Laboratory examination of the mucus for cell patterns and arborization is used to determine the stage of reproduction in bitches.
References in periodicals archive ?
Of course if a woman is on the pill or on "the shot," she doesn't have the fertile mucus because she is not releasing an egg.
It is a good idea for the couple to avoid intercourse for about five days before an expected shift from infertile to fertile mucus, in order for the man to save sperm.
Q: Sometimes when we try to have sex at certain times to coincide with my fertile mucus, my husband seems to become temporarily impotent.