mucous plug

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an obstructing mass.
epithelial plug mass of ectodermal cells that temporarily closes the external naris of the fetus.
mucous plug
1. a plug formed by secretions of mucous glands of the cervix uteri and closing the cervical canal during pregnancy.
2. abnormally thick mucus occluding the bronchi and bronchioles, as in asthma or bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.

mu·cous plug

a mass of mucus and cells filling the cervical canal between periods or during pregnancy; a mass of mucous occluding a main or lobar bronchus.

mu·cous plug

(myū'kŭs plŭg)
1. A mass of mucus and cells filling the cervical canal between periods of menstruation or during pregnancy.
2. A mass of mucus occluding a main or lobar bronchus.
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[C.sub.t] values for uterine fluid and vaginal mucus were lowest for C.
Two cow moose exhibited signs of vaginal mucus secretions in small amounts on days 51 and 58.
Vaginal mucus was collected at 30 DIM using gloved hand (LeBlanc et al., 2002) and scored for character (Williams et al., 2005) for detecting clinical endometritis.
The clinical findings were the presence of purulent vaginal mucus or a cervical diameter >7,5 cm, 21 days or more post partum; or 26 days post partum, the presence of a mucopurulent material in the vagina.
The animals exhibited excited behavior ("behavior estrus") and 2 cows showed vaginal mucus secretion on the 51st and 58th days, respectively.
Animals mounting or standing to be mounted, oedema of vulva, congestion of vulvar mucus membranes, tone of uterine horn, open os-cervix, presence of cervico vaginal mucus discharge were confirmed to be in oestrus by rectal palpation.