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Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.


Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.


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

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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.
The latter is a histologically benign soft tissue tumor, associated with a high risk of local recurrence as well as with local infiltration that often results in entrapment of nerves and mucosal glands, thus making complete excision difficult.
Cell types infected were superficial epithelial cells of the bursa and epithelial cells of the intestinal villi and, less commonly, mucosal glands.
Chronic colitis was characterized by well- preserved architecture of mucosal glands, normal goblet cells, and predominant lymphoblastic infiltrate in the lamina propria.
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).
Association ofVerumontanum Mucosal Gland Hyperplasia (VMGH) With Atypical Adenomatous Hyperplasia (AAH) in Radical Prostatectomy Specimens(*)