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Nasal mucosa
Nasal mucosa


Mucosa

Definition:

Mucosa is moist tissue that lines certain parts of the inside of your body. It is in your nose, mouth, lungs, and the urinary and digestive tracts. Glands in this tissue release a thick fluid called mucus.



Alternative Names:

Mucous membrane



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Review Date: 11/4/2012
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