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mucosa

 [mu-ko´sah] (L.)
mucous membrane. adj., adj muco´sal.
alveolar mucosa the mucosal lining of the dental alveoli; a thin, soft, fragile continuation of the mucous membrane of the cheek, lips, and floor of the mouth.

mu·co·sa

(myū-kō'să), [TA]
A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle (muscularis mucosae).
[L. fem. of mucosus, mucous]

mucosa

/mu·co·sa/ (mu-ko´sah) [L.] mucous membrane.muco´sal

mucosa

(myo͞o-kō′sə)
n. pl. muco·sae (-sē) or muco·sas

mu·co′sal adj.

mucosa

[myo̅o̅kō′sə] pl. mucosae

mu·co·sa

, pl. mucosae (myū-kōsă, -sē) [TA]
A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures, consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle.
Synonym(s): mucous membrane.
[L. fem. form of mucosus, mucous]

mucosa

any EPITHELIUM that secretes MUCUS, such as the MUCOUS MEMBRANE lining the alimentary canal.

Mucosa

The mucous membrane, or the thin layer which lines body cavities and passages.
Mentioned in: Gastritis

mu·co·sa

, pl. mucosae (myū-kōsă, -sē) [TA]
Mucous tissue lining various tubular structures consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle (muscularis mucosae).
Synonym(s): mucous membrane.
[L. fem. form of mucosus, mucous]

mucosa (mūkō´sə),

n (mucous membrane), a membrane, composed of epithelium and lamina propria.
mucosa, alveolar,
n the covering on the alveolar process loosely attached to bone that extends from the mucogingival junction to the vestibular epithelium and from the mandible to the sublingual sulcus.
mucosa, lining,
n a primary protective mucous membrane that lines the oral cavity. It covers the movable tissues of the soft palate, labial and buccal mucosa, ventral surface of the tongue, and the floor of the oral cavity. It comprises connective tissue and nonkeratinized stratified squamous epithelium.
mucosa, masticatory,
n a mucosa comprising the connective tissue and keratinized, stratified squamous epithelium within the oral cavity that protects the areas frequently utilized for the chewing of food (e.g., hard palate and gingiva). See also mucosa, oral.
mucosa, nonkeratinized,
n mucosa in which the cells of the stratified squamous epithelium maintain their cytoplasm and nuclei. It is associated with lining mucosa. See also mucosa, oral.
mucosa, oral,
n the mucous membrane lining of the oral cavity, composed of stratified squamous epithelium and the underlying lamina propria.
mucosa, palatine,
n the mucosa covering the palate.

mucosa

pl. mucosae [L.] mucous membrane.

mucosa-only rectal tears
a tear in the rectal wall, usually along the length of the rectum, which penetrates only as far as the submucosa and is without clinical effect. Possibly caused by any rectal penetration by a rigid object but observed mostly during manual examination by a veterinarian.

Patient discussion about mucosa

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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