mucociliary clearance


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mucociliary clearance

the movement of the mucous covering of the respiratory epithelium by the beating of cilia: rapid, forward (effective) stroke and slow, return (recovery) stroke. In the nose, mucus is moved toward the pharynx. In the tracheobronchial tree, mucus is moved toward and through the larynx and swallowed.

mu·co·cil·i·ar·y clear·ance

(myū'kō-sil'ē-ar-ē klēr'ăns)
The movement of the mucous covering of the respiratory epithelium by the beating of cilia: rapid, forward (effective) stroke and slow, return (recovery) stroke.
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Effect of betamethasone and betamethasone with neomycin nasal drops on human nasal mucociliary clearance and ciliary beat frequency.
As the health consequences of poor mucociliary clearance became increasing clear, physicians and caregivers were motivated to search for ways to clear airway mucus.
Lung mucociliary clearance examinations involve the patient inhaling radioaerosols of Tc 99m sulfur colloid or Tc 99m human serum albumin.
sup][24] The rate of mucociliary clearance (MCC) is strongly influenced by the hydration state of the ASL and mucus layers.
In addition to its inflammatory effect, smoking is also known to decrease the mucociliary clearance of the laryngeal mucosa, resulting in excess mucus secretions and pooling.
Dynlrb2 is differentially expressed in patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia, a condition that can lead to the development of bronchiectasis due to impairment of mucociliary clearance (Geremek et al.
9% sodium chloride solutions on mucociliary clearance in Me therapy of acute bacterial rhinosinusitis in vivo.
validated the suitability of using saccharin as a simple screening test for nasal mucociliary clearance times.
3) Pneumatized structures of the nose and sinuses have a mucosal lining whose mucociliary clearance will be associated with a drainage pathway into the nose.
In cellular and animal models brevenal appears far more potent than existing drugs for CF and COPD and exhibits the unique quality of both suppressing inflammation and boosting mucociliary clearance.
Amiloride is a potassium sparing diuretic that improved mucociliary clearance by blocking airway epithelial sodium channels and inhibiting sodium reabsorption, increasing the amount of liquid in the mucus blanket.
5-7) Potential efficacy is supported by the observation that hypertonic saline improves mucociliary clearance, (8) thins mucus, (9,10) and may decrease inflammation.