mucus blanket

mucus blanket

the mucous covering of respiratory epithelium.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mucus blan·ket

(myū'kŭs blangk'ĕt)
The mucous covering of respiratory epithelium.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Above the glycocalyx is an inner dense, loosely associated mucus blanket that is prime real estate that harbors sIgA, antimicrobial peptides, and reactive oxygen species.
Amiloride is a potassium sparing diuretic that improved mucociliary clearance by blocking airway epithelial sodium channels and inhibiting sodium reabsorption, increasing the amount of liquid in the mucus blanket.
Clearly, the mucus blanket carries trapped particles to the pharynx while it also humidifies and warms inspired air.