nasal mucosa

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mucosa of nose

the lining of the nasal cavity, it is continuous with the skin in the vestibule of the nose and with the mucosa of the nasopharynx, the paranasal sinuses, and the nasolacrimal duct and contains goblet cells; it is subdivided into the olfactory region and respiratory region.

nasal mucosa

The lining of the nasal cavities and paranasal sinuses, made of pseudostratified ciliated epithelium with goblet cells. The nasal mucosa warms and humidifies the inhaled air, and the cilia sweep mucus-entrapped dust and microbes to the pharynx.
See also: mucosa


Conrad Viktor, German anatomist, 1614-1680.
schneiderian membranes - Synonym(s): nasal mucosa

nasal mucosa,

n See mucosa.
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