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Nasal mucosa

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Definition

noun

The mucous membrane that lines the inner nasal cavity and performs chiefly immune, respiratory, and olfactory functions


Supplement

Since nasal mucosa is the first site to come in contact with the substances from the inhaled air, it has the ability to confer protection against antigens. There are different ways to carry out this function:1


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Reference(s): 1 Roecken M, Grevers G, Burgdorf W. 2003. Nasal polyps. In: Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases. Germany: Thieme. pCXLVIII.