Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance.
Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.
(MYOO-kuhs) cell A unicellular gland that secretes mucus. Also called a goblet cell.
Sticky, watery material secreted from special glands that protects and lubricates delicate surfaces including the inside of the nose.
Also called "phlegm". It is normally produced in the lungs but there can be too much mucous in the lungs when asthma in not well controlled.
Indicating the presence or production of mucus.
of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus; "mucous tissue"; "mucous glands of the intestine"
a thick, sticky fluid secreted by mucous membranes and glands.
describes drainage or secretions that are made of mucus.
A gelatinous or slimy substance which is coughed up from the respiratory system.
A sticky substance produced by specialized (goblet) cells within the respiratory tract. After synthesis it is stored in mucous droplets in goblet cells until it is needed, at which time it is expelled from the cell and sits atop the pericellular fluid layer that coats the airway epithelium. The sticky material "catches" inhaled particulates and is then eliminated from the body by the mucociliary escalator. Mucous is the major component of phlegm that is expectorated from the lungs in individuals with a "productive" cough. Lung diseases associated with airway inflammation (acute and chronic bronchitis, asthma, COPD) often lead to increased production of mucous.
Pertaining to mucus, a thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues of the body.
( adj.) relating to or resembling mucus.
containing or producing mucus