mucociliary transport

mucociliary clearance

the movement of the mucous covering of the respiratory epithelium by the beating of cilia: rapid, forward (effective) stroke and slow, return (recovery) stroke. In the nose, mucus is moved toward the pharynx. In the tracheobronchial tree, mucus is moved toward and through the larynx and swallowed.
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mu·co·cil·i·ar·y trans·port

(myū'kō-sil'ē-ar-ē trans'pōrt)
Movement of mucus and mucoid fluid through the bronchial tree by the action of cilia.
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Three factors, however, appear vital for the normal physiologic functioning of the sinuses: patency of the osteo meatal complex, normal mucociliary transport and normal quantity and quality of secretions.
Does reflux have an effect on nasal mucociliary transport? Acta Otolaryngol 2010;130:1053-7.
Because everything is happening submucosally, nothing should be changed with regard to the mucociliary transport system at the epithelial surface; one consequently maintains mucociliary function while achieving tissue volume reduction of the submucosa [4].
The airway surface liquid layer (ASL) comprises a mucus layer which functions to trap particulate matter, bacteria, and viruses, and the underlying periciliary liquid layer (PCL), which provides hydration, enabling effective mucociliary transport and clearance [10].
(16) found functional reduction in mucociliary transport time by using Tc 99m on the affected side of unilateral COM patients.
Finally, they are essential to the nasal defence system (Mucociliary transport, humoral and cellular defence).
Conclusion: For patients with recurrent odontogenic maxillary sinusitis the maxillary sinus mucosa mainly suffered from regeneration of epithelial tissues and inhibition of cell proliferation which were accompanied by damages to the protective and shielding effects of the mucociliary transport system.
fornicata (445 [+ or -] 30 [micro]m/sec) was similar to mucociliary transport velocities measured on the gill of many bivalve species (Ward 1996, Robbins et al.
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