mucociliary

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mu·co·cil·i·ar·y

(myū'kō-sil'ē-ā'rē),
Related to the interaction of mucus and ciliated epithelium.
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mu·co·cil·i·ar·y

(myū'kō-sil'ē-ar-ē)
Pertaining to ciliated columnar epithelium found in the bronchial tree to the level of the terminal bronchioles, and in the uterine tubes.
See: ciliary
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[8] It probably serves to restore the sol phase of the dehydrated mucociliary blanket and dampens the crust formation.
The serpentine chrysotiles, because of their coiled, pliable nature, appear to impact more in the upper respiratory tract where they can be evacuated from the body via the mucociliary blanket.
Mesothelioma of the peritoneum can also develop as asbestos workers swallow asbestos-laden mucus transported to the larynx via the mucociliary blanket. Asbestos fibers can also enter the peritoneum through the lymphatic system.