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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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Differences were computed between sample areas of the atrophic and nonatrophic mucosae. In 30 patients who provided consent, color differences expressed as AE and evaluated at 90 points were compared between WLI and LCI.
Visibility was evaluated as color differences computed between sample areas of the atrophic and nonatrophic mucosae. Areas with similar colors on WLI were identified as those areas showing [DELTA]E < 5 on WLI, based on the International Commission on Illumination 1976 (L*, a*, b*) color space.
mucosae x-4w-1, [10.sup.8] CFU/g per piglet per d); and iv) JM group (piglets fed basal diet supplemented with freeze-dried L.
mucosae x-4w-1 compared with other nitrogen and carbon sources (data not shown).
In this study the epithelial tissues in the maxillary sinus mucosae of Group B were covered with multiple rows of cilia.
The number and the thickness of AChE-positive nerve fibers are increased in the muscularis mucosae and lamina propria in rectal biopsies of most patients with HD.
Second, although 5 of our cases were interpreted correctly without the presence of muscularis mucosae, a minority of cases have show only calretinin-positive nerve fibers in the muscularis mucosae.
Urbach-Wiethe disease (lipoglycoproteinosis; lipoid proteinosis; hyalinosis cutis et mucosae).
mucosae at 1.70 x [10.sup.9] CFU/mL (T1), or culture supernatant (T2) prepared as previously described was added to each serum bottle containing one gram DM of brewers' grain substrate.
mucosae resulted in higher gas production (65.00 mL) than the control (61.33 mL), and with the addition of supernatant (62.00 mL) (p < 0.05).
The carcinoma invaded no deeper than the muscularis mucosae (Figure 5).
Findings on biopsy of the jugal and nasal mucosae were compatible with cicatricial pemphigoid.