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(1) A lubricating membrane lining all body passages and cavities.

(2) Any lining containing mucous secreting glands.


Examples are those lining the mouth, nasal passages, vagina and urethra. They are involved in absorption and secretion.

Word origin: From Latin mūcōsa, feminine of mūcōsus, mucous

Also called: mucous membrane

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Re: How Genes/expression Determine Organism Shape

... another cell layer on one side only and "environment" on the other side. Hence, they become precursors of the outer cell types - skin/mucosa. The middle layer senses cells on both sides and, therefore, becomes precursor for everything on the inside... I oversimplified it, but that's ...

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by Cat
Mon May 20, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How Genes/expression Determine Organism Shape
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Views: 6456

Transmission of HIV by sexual contact

I don't think it's 100%. If I remember it correctly, it must pass into your blood, which means you must have injured mucosa at your genitals. That's why is anal sex much more dangerous because there is higher risk of such damages.

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by JackBean
Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transmission of HIV by sexual contact
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Views: 4003


... unguided process. only results that are neutral.We have a nose for a reason, and thats to breath through, the reason it has all of the hairs and mucosa along with intolerable twists and turns is to clean the air we breath. Those who breath through the mouth and choke are simply breathing incorrectly. ...

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by Zenithar66
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution debate
Replies: 63
Views: 47480

Salmonella and e. Coli

... hygiene rule that also work for many viruses: clean your hands before you touch food or your face. Meaning avoid touching your face (in fact the mucosa of mouth, eyes and nose) if you don't need too.

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by canalon
Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Salmonella and e. Coli
Replies: 12
Views: 17059

Stomach bloating and weight gain

... Professor Michael Schemann's research team at the TUM Department for Human Biology has managed to demonstrate that micro-inflammations of the mucosa cause sensitization of the enteric nervous system, thereby causing irritable bowel syndrome. Using ultrafast optical measuring methods, the researchers ...

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by CheeMiss
Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
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