mucous mucous  /ˈmju kəs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus

Usage(s):

  1. The medicines contain pseudoephedrine, a decongestant that works by shrinking blood vessels in the nose, lungs and other mucous membranes.
  2. The apparently normal gastric mucous membrane often contains some hemorrhages and pigment spots.
  3. Some doctors believe that it lies in the mucous glands, which secrete an unusually thick, viscid mucus.

News

  • Rhinitis may be cause of nasal drainage

    Since last September and throughout the fall and winter seasons I've had daily drainage, especially in a morning, in the back of my throat. I cough up a yellow mucous. What do you recommend for treatment.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Quotes

  1. "This new technology will be of great benefit to the community as we screen for early changes in the mucous membranes associated with cancers of the esophagus, stomach, and colon," said Dr. Kudisch. "Eliminating the abnormally appearing...
    on Jun 15, 2007 By: Marc Kudisch Source: Earthtimes.org

  2. Writing in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, scientist Selda Bereket- Y cel of Turkey's Celal Bayar University said: "In addition to bleeding wounds and mucous membranes, sweating may be another way of transmitting HBV infections in contact...
    on Mar 4, 2007 By: Celal Bayar Source: ic Wales

  3. "She wasn't sick, she just had a complication with her trachea (windpipe); every now and then it plugs up with some phlegm or mucous, and you have to get rid of it right away because she's suffocating," Miller said. "The timing of that was...
    on Jan 19, 2009 By: Trever Miller Source: The State Journal-Register

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