mucous gland


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mu·cous gland

a gland that secretes mucus.
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mu·cous gland

(myū'kŭs gland)
A gland that secretes mucus.
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mu·cous gland

(myū'kŭs gland)
Gland that secretes mucus.
Synonym(s): muciparous gland.
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The presence of club-shaped cells in the epithelium of the esophagus in the wild and farmed animals was reported, as in some areas extending from the mucous glands and reaching the surface epithelium, with a strong reaction in HE (Figure 2B).
Cartilage and mucous glands were also observed in the submucosa (Figure 2).
A AFTER menopause, the mucous glands of the vagina are no longer being stimulated by hormones.
The mucous glands, which are more abundant dorsally, secrete a clear slimy fluid that maintains a thin protective layer over the skin to prevent dehydration of the animal.
In the subglottis, mucous glands abraded by intubation become obstructed and secrete heavily, creating a thick-walled cyst, especially when the patient has a cold; this causes airway obstruction.
The SNs of the puffer fish Takifugu niphobles have axons that terminate as free nerve endings in the skin near mucous glands (13).
Mucous glands release a fluid that keeps the skin moist and healthy.
"It's my belief that this problem, which I am now seeing in almost epidemic proportions in the United States, stems from dysfunctional mucous glands in the vulva.
Despite a leathery skin made slippery by mucous glands, a reputation for being a notoriously powerful biter, and the fact that it can be extremely toxic, the moray eel is a highly prized catch in some places.
The IgE causes the release of histamines which affect the cells of the mucous glands, mucous membranes, the skin, and the smooth muscles, particularly those of the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems.
They own a ciliated columnar epithelium with abundant alveolar mucous glands (Bowman's gland) embedded deeply in the subepithelial connective tissue.