tunica mucosa nasi

mucosa of nose

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the lining of the nasal cavity, it is continuous with the skin in the vestibule of the nose and with the mucosa of the nasopharynx, the paranasal sinuses, and the nasolacrimal duct and contains goblet cells; it is subdivided into the olfactory region and respiratory region.

tunica mucosa nasi

An obsolete term that formerly regarded the tunica mucosa respiratoria and the tunica mucosa olfactoria of the nasal cavity as a single structural unit (also known as the schneiderian membrane).
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