A slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc,
A slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc
A gummy substance found in plants; mucilage
protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
In vertebrates, mucus (adjectival form: "mucous") is a slippery secretion produced by, and covering, mucous membranes. Mucous fluid is typically produced from mucous cells found in mucous glands. Mucous cells secrete products that are rich in glycoproteins and water. ...
A slippery secretion from the lining of the mucous membranes
a thick, jelly-like substance made by the intestines and other organs of the body (such as the nose), that helps coat and protect the lining of the organ. Mucus also helps stool pass through the large intestine and rectum more easily.
A thick, slippery fluid produced by the membranes that line certain organs of the body, including the nose, mouth, throat, and vagina.
Mucus droplets are secreted by specialized cells in the respiratory system, mucus currents, swept by cilia remove foreign particles from the trachea.
A thick, lubricating fluid produced by the mucous membranes that line the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts; serves as a barrier against infection and, in the digestive tract, moistens food, making it easier to swallow.
A sticky substance produced by glands.
A gelly-like substance produced by organisms, texture may vary from virtually fluid to stiff and rubber-like.
(MYOO-kuhs) — A thick fluid that coats and protects parts of the body.
slippery secretions that serve to moisten and protect the mucous membranes by special cells within the bronchial tree, usually as a result of irritation, inflammation or infection of the airways. (synonymous with phlegm)
A slippery wet substance secreted to moisten and protect tissues -- the most commonly known is nasal mucus.
Slimy excretion produced by specialised goblet cells. See also hyperplasia
The material produced by the sinuses. Under normal conditions, the sinuses produce up to 1.5 liters of mucus a day. But infection, allergy, or other environmental triggers can increase mucus production and its characteristics.
is the wet and sticky substance produced in the glands lining the nose, sinuses, lungs, eyes, stomach, intestines and reproductive tract. When it dries, some children call it boogers, but it is really "snot".
A clear film of sticky liquid on the surface of the lining of the nose and lungs.
Sticky secretion used variously for locomotion, lubication, or protection from foreign particles.
This is a thick, slimy fluid released by the mucous membranes.
A protective covering of slime (usually containing bactericides and fungicides) on the fish's skin which protects it from infection.
A thick liquid that moistens and lubricates body tissues, including those in the airways and lungs.
secretions produced in the bronchial tubes to remove foreign particles from the lung. ^43
slimy substance secreted from parts of the body
viscous fluid secreted by mucous membranes. Mucus acts as a protective barrier, a lubricant and a carrier of enzymes
A semi-medical term for snot or a wet booger.
The clear, viscid secretion of mucous membranes, consisting of mucin, epithelial cells, leukocytes, and various inorganic salts suspended in water.