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Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.
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Relating to the mucosa or mucous membrane.
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Refers to tissues that produce mucus, such as the digestive, genital and urinary tracts.
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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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Corpus and antral mucosal gland biopsies were compared between the groups, and the staining intensity score was found to be significantly higher in IBS-C than in the control group (p=0.020), but no significant difference was determined between IBS-D and IBS-C or the control group (p=0.429 and p=0.193, respectively).
On histopathology, chronic gastritis is characterized by proliferation, increased tortuosity and mucoid metaplasia of the pyloric mucosal glands, fibrosis around the glands, hyperplasia of mucosal lining cells, and infiltration of heterophils and lymphocytes in the lamina propria [3].
The histochemical studies revealed that the mucosal glands within the LGCs contained mucosubstances, glycogen, mucopolysaccharides, and mucin.
Findings were consistent with a mucocele of the esophageal mucosal gland. Excision was considered curative based on follow-up 6 months after initial presentation.
This is due to the presence of mucosal glands, not widening of the lumen.
Our very close second line of defense is our mucosal glands which produce mucous that can stay inside our bodies (like in our digestive tract) or venture outside (like in our nose).
A few nasal mucosal glands were trapped within the tumor tissue; chronic inflammatory cells cuffed around them and around the vessels.
Stevens & Lowe (1992) observed that the lamina propria in human contain mucus and seromucus glands with ducts open onto the epithelial surface but we did not showed these mucosal glands in the examined red foxes.
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. By histology, there was no evidence of lesions associated with LPAI virus infection.
* the greater superficial petrosal nerve, which supplies taste fibers to the palatal mucosa, preganglionic parasympathetic axons to the pterygopalatine ganglion, and postganglionic axons to the lacrimal glands, nasal glands, and palatine mucosal glands; it also communicates with the lesser petrosal nerve (2)
Spindle-shaped cells are occasionally concentrically arranged (onion skinning) around vessels and mucosal glands; this is better demonstrated in the stomach than in other sites.