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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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Key clinical point: Topical steroids seemed to improve mucosal integrity in patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, but proton pump inhibitor therapy did not.
Therefore, a vaccine that induces both systemic and mucosal immune responses has significant potential to impact the spread of this disease.
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.
Hence, we suggest that anti-H5N1 prophylaxis by IFN-stimulated innate mucosal immunity is a promising therapy worth immediate investigation in animal models.
The patient was a 23-year-old male who had a history of mucosal neuromas in the lips and tongue since early childhood, the significance of which remained unrecognized for years (Fig.
are capable of stimulating mucosal immune responses and that intranasal immunization with SIV VLPs and SHIV VLPs can induce both systemic and mucosal immune responses.
Thus, our ultimate defense against new and reemerging infectious diseases will require effective mucosal vaccines," said David Pascual, Ph.
Hartmut Wenkel, MD and colleagues from the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany studied the long-term results of autologous nasal mucosal transplantation in 55 eyes of 50 patients.
The aim of this proposal is to investigate the interactions between the gut microbiota and the intestinal mucosal barrier in metabolic disease.