mucosa mucosa  /mju ˈkoʊ sə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior

Usage(s):

  1. One or more spots may become ulcerated, the mucosa eroded.
  2. Pinches and pricking and electric shocks sufficient to cause intense pain to a man's skin had no effect on Tom's gastric mucosa.

News

  • Nosebleed (Epistaxis)

    What Is It? The inside of the nose is covered with moist, delicate tissue (mucosa) that has a rich supply of blood vessels near the surface. When this tissue is injured, even from a minor nick or scratch, these blood vessels tend to bleed, sometimes heavily.
    on October 18, 2013     Source: InteliHealth

Quotes

  • "The association of influenza viral infection disrupting the mucosa to permit secondary bacterial infection is not new," says Dr. Jerome Klein, professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. "This is what happened in the...
    on Apr 26, 2008 By: St Jerome Source: E Canada Now

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