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mucosa

 [mu-ko´sah] (L.)
mucous membrane. adj., adj muco´sal.
alveolar mucosa the mucosal lining of the dental alveoli; a thin, soft, fragile continuation of the mucous membrane of the cheek, lips, and floor of the mouth.

mu·co·sa

(myū-kō'să), [TA]
A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle (muscularis mucosae).
[L. fem. of mucosus, mucous]

mucosa

(myo͞o-kō′sə)
n. pl. muco·sae (-sē) or muco·sas

mu·co′sal adj.

mu·co·sa

, pl. mucosae (myū-kōsă, -sē) [TA]
A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures, consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle.
Synonym(s): mucous membrane.
[L. fem. form of mucosus, mucous]

mucosa

any EPITHELIUM that secretes MUCUS, such as the MUCOUS MEMBRANE lining the alimentary canal.

Mucosa

The mucous membrane, or the thin layer which lines body cavities and passages.
Mentioned in: Gastritis

mu·co·sa

, pl. mucosae (myū-kōsă, -sē) [TA]
Mucous tissue lining various tubular structures consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle (muscularis mucosae).
Synonym(s): mucous membrane.
[L. fem. form of mucosus, mucous]

Patient discussion about mucosa

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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Cellular schwannoma in the oral mucosa. Acta oto-laryngologica.
Concentrations of gastrointestinal hormones and immunoglobulins in jejunal mucosa
Although macrophages are not pathologically noticeable in normal gut mucosa, they can be identified when they phagocytize and accumulate exogenous or endogenous substances [17].
pylori causes atrophy of the gastric mucosa. From the histological point of view, mucosal atrophy is characterized by reduced density of gastric glands forming the mucosa, which results in shortening mucosal thickness [2].
Colonic mucosa sections (3 [micro]m) were saturated by incubation (2 hours) in PBS containing 5% skim milk and then permeabilised with 0.1% Triton X-100.
The histological changes are more apparent toward the free surface of gastric mucosa. The chief cells and the oxyntic cells can be made out in the gastric glands.
Diseases of buccal cavity and mucosa in Pathology of Domestic Animals.
As the proteins MUC5AC and MUC6 are typically detected in normal mucosa, the study demonstrated that eliminating the infection by treating the patients with suitable antibiotics would lead to a regeneration of normal gastric pattern.
A muscular da mucosa e histotogicamente bem definida nas duas ultimas regioes, em particular na regiao caudal.
The structures obtained by partial-thickness oral mucosa engineering form the basis for full-thickness oral mucosa engineering
Unique to the FtM patient is the availability of his own uterine mucosa undergoing hysterectomy concomitantly with the first portion of a staged phalloplasty procedure.
With a sterilized, moistened wooden spatula the buccal mucosa was gently scraped (Figure 1).