Definition of mucous membrane in English:

mucous membrane


  • An epithelial tissue which secretes mucus, and lines many body cavities and tubular organs including the gut and respiratory passages.

    • ‘The eyeball is also covered by a transparent mucous membrane (the conjunctiva), which is continuous along the inner surface of both eyelids (the palpebral conjunctiva).’
    • ‘The ways in which these infections come to the body to begin with, are through the lining of the upper respiratory tract, that is, that mucous membrane lining the nose and the throat.’
    • ‘The olfactory organ is located in the mucous membrane lining the uppermost part of the roof of the nasal cavity.’
    • ‘Laughter Therapy increases the antibody levels in the mucous membranes of the respiratory passages, thereby reducing the frequency of chest infections.’
    • ‘These fumes are toxic and may have irritating effects on mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes.’
    • ‘Over the sclera lies the conjunctiva, a clear mucous membrane that protects the eye from becoming dry.’
    • ‘The entrance to the digestive tract, the mouth is lined with mucous membranes.’
    • ‘As more blood flows to your body's mucous membranes, the lining of your nose and airway swells.’
    • ‘The mucus that is produced by the mucous membranes in your sinuses normally drains into your nose through small holes called ostia.’
    • ‘Liquid leaks out of the blood vessels, making the mucous membranes lining the nose and throat to swell, and stimulating nearby gland to produce mucus.’
    • ‘As powder is inhaled, it can sensitize an individual through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.’
    • ‘These responses can occur when materials containing latex come into contact with the skin, mucous membranes, or internal tissues.’
    • ‘The skin epithelium is not as efficient as the epithelia of the mucous membranes that line the gut and airways.’
    • ‘Sinuses are lined with the same mucous membranes that line the nose and mouth.’
    • ‘The data sheet also states that it is irritating to mucous membranes and the upper respiratory tract.’
    • ‘Avoid use on face or near mucous membranes (absorption through mucous membranes may cause seizures).’
    • ‘Rhinitis also causes overactivity of the glands in the mucous membrane, causing excessive mucus production and a watery discharge.’
    • ‘Pinkeye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a contagious and painful bacterial infection of the mucous membrane that lines your eyelids.’
    • ‘Gloves must be worn when handling any biologic specimen and when touching blood, body fluids, mucous membranes or non-intact skin of all patients.’
    • ‘The airways also become inflamed with swelling of the bronchial mucous membrane and secretion of excessive thick mucus that is difficult to expel.’


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