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Mucosa

Mucous membrane

 

Mucosa is moist tissue that lines certain parts of the inside of your body. It is in your:

  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Lungs
  • Urinary and digestive tracts

Glands in this tissue release a thick fluid called mucus.

 

References

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Mucosa. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucosa. Accessed January 24, 2017.

 
  • Nasal mucosa

    Nasal mucosa - illustration

    The mucosa, or mucous membrane, is a type of tissue that lines the nasal cavity. Mucous membranes are usually moist tissues that are bathed by secretions such as in the nose.

    Nasal mucosa

    illustration

    • Nasal mucosa

      Nasal mucosa - illustration

      The mucosa, or mucous membrane, is a type of tissue that lines the nasal cavity. Mucous membranes are usually moist tissues that are bathed by secretions such as in the nose.

      Nasal mucosa

      illustration

    Tests for Mucosa

     

     

    Review Date: 12/10/2016

    Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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