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mucous

1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance.

2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. Mucous membrane.

(Science: anatomy) A form of connective tissue in an early stage of development, found in the umbilical cord and in the embryo, and also in certain tumours called myxomata.

Origin: L. Mucosus, fr. Mucus mucus.


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G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use

... major mechanisms of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) involve disturbances of the gut microflora and the direct effects of antibiotics on the mucous membranes. The rates of diarrhea associated with parenterally administered antibiotics, especially those with enterohepatic circulation, are ...

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by boron
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: G.I. Problems from Antibiotic Use
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UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)

... 4 and above, is pigmentation purely based on time exposure to sunlight if the UV level is 10+. And would this be the same for pigment in the lips/mucous skin tissue? Many Thanks

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by John3373
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: UV Effect on cell pigmentation (melanocytes)
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Listerine knock-off causing mucous cyst to reemerge?

... ingredients in Listerine Antiseptic Fresh Burst up&up (Target brand) I never tried the actual Listerine product, but this one is making the mucous cyst on my gums reemerge. It reemerged for the first time in years when I was using the mouth wash frequently, and that cyst was hard to get ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Listerine knock-off causing mucous cyst to reemerge?
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Transmission of HIV by sexual contact

Thanks for your answer.By your answer again I got a doubt,Does sexual contact damage the mucous membtane of genitalis?

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by kumar985
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:31 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transmission of HIV by sexual contact
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Microbiology Investigation improvements?

... prevent that? How? It will certainly not kill all bacteria from the digestive tract, I am dubious that they would be somehow excreted back by the mucous membrane of the vagina, and I doubt very much that anyone would clean themselves or their newborn with either extract. So how relevant is your ...

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by canalon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:54 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
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