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Related to mucosal: Mucosal tissue, Mucosal membrane


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.
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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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The traditional route of vaccination is effective for inducing protective systemic immune responses but typically elicits only weak, or no, antigen-specific immune responses at mucosal surfaces, which are important sites of pathogen invasion.
Key clinical point: Topical steroids seemed to improve mucosal integrity in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, but proton pump inhibitor therapy did not.
Ten mucosal biopsy samples collected during the surgeries of patients with recurrent odontogenic maxillary sinusitis in 2013 were used as the study materials and referred to as Group A (Fig.
There is a certain fraction of starch molecules that is very slowly digested or is resistant to both the alpha-amylase and mucosal alpha-glucosidases.
Beyond ocular diseases, Kala is pursuing collaborations with partners in other disease areas where its proprietary MPP platform can be applied to serious diseases that involve mucosal tissues such as the lung, the gastrointestinal tract, and the female reproductive system.
We're excited about this finding because the immune cells in mucosal compartments can cross-talk and traffic between compartments.
Owing to the widespread epidemic of hiatal hernias, the accuracy of this endoscopic landmark as a marker for the true mucosal EGJ has been questioned.
Patients with oral mucosal lesions were referred to the dental school at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Others drugs are being tested for aerosolized delivery to modulate mucosal immunity of the respiratory tract.
7] There are reports of GU protective effects of PG peel (PGE), rind and seeds against EtOH- and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-induced GU in rats which could be due to decreased acid secretion and promotion of mucin secretion and adhered mucin and status of mucosal antioxidants.
lactis) with a good history of safety in food fermentation and the ability to survive in passage through the gastrointestinal tract of animals and humans (9) (until now, with a 2 to 3 days survival time) does not invade or colonize the mucosal surfaces of the host.