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mu·co·sal

(myū-kō'săl),
Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.

mu·co·sal

(myū-kō'săl)
Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.

Mucosal

Refers to tissues that produce mucus, such as the digestive, genital and urinary tracts.
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mucosal

pertaining to or emanating from mucosa.

mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT)
see mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue.
mucosal block
a concept relating to the prevention of absorption of more iron by the intestinal epithelium when the rate of absorption passes a certain limit.
mucosal crypts
invaginations of mucosa; occur in many organs, e.g. biliary and intestinal mucosae.
mucosal disease
see bovine virus diarrhea.
mucosal glands
small glands which lie within the lamina propria of the mucosa.
mucosal transport
a means of effecting absorption of materials from the intestinal lumen through the cell membrane of the epithelial cell. Much of this movement has to be in addition to passive diffusion based on osmotic, pH or electromagnetic gradient. It is carried out by membrane carriers, which provide an active transport system.

Patient discussion about mucosal

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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Findings were consistent with a mucocele of the esophageal mucosal gland.
Findings were consistent with a mucocele derived from the esophageal mucosal gland.
It involves the mucosal glands in the utricle, ejaculatory duct, distal prostatic ducts, and/or posterior prostatic urethra.
Verumontanum mucosal gland hyperplasia (VMGH) is a newly recognized, benign, small glandular proliferation occurring in or adjacent to the verumontanum and posterior prostatic urethra (Figure 1).
Verumontanum mucosal gland hyperplasia was present in 32 prostates (29%) (Table 1).