mucus blanket

mucus blanket

the mucous covering of respiratory epithelium.

mucus blan·ket

(myū'kŭs blangk'ĕt)
The mucous covering of respiratory epithelium.
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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.
Clearly, the mucus blanket carries trapped particles to the pharynx while it also humidifies and warms inspired air.