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mucus

The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, along with various inorganic salts, desquamated cells and leucocytes. Protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium.A slimy, sticky material.


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Transmission of HIV by sexual contact

It may get damaged. For example if there is not sufficient mucus secretion.

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by JackBean
Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:17 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transmission of HIV by sexual contact
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Views: 3263

Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors

... much fat left in digested food then it may relax intestinal smooth muscles so they wouldn`t push food out yet. If they also reduce release of mucus and gastric acids then intestines may become less slimy and nutrients may pass more easily. Relaxed intestine may also have more area to absorb ...

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by mhein
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:00 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Connection between opioid receptors and fatty acid receptors
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Views: 8500

Re: Nasal mucus .

I just need to know if nasal mucus contains anything that could cause any bad health problems.

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by Tln40
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Nasal mucus .
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Views: 1544

Nasal mucus .

Which person would have the most knowledge about nasal mucus an ent,ent professor,or a bioligist.

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by Tln40
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Nasal mucus .
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

DNA extraction forms very a viscous substance

... things are quite different. I grind the plant material with liquid nitrogen and soon after I add the AP1 buffer (lyses buffer), a very viscous, mucus like substance results. If I carry on the protocol as recomended by Quiagen and add the AP2 buffer (precipitation buffer), centrifuge and after ...

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by calobo
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: DNA extraction forms very a viscous substance
Replies: 1
Views: 1518
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