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  Mucous membrane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The mucous membranes (or mucosae; singular: mucosa) are linings of ectodermic origin, covered in epithelium, and are involved in absorption and secretion.
The sticky, thick fluid secreted by the mucous membranes and gland is termed mucus (note the spelling difference).
The term 'mucous membrane' refers to where they are found in the body and not every mucous membrane secretes mucus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mucous_membrane   (185 words)

  
 Mucous membrane plasmacytosis: A case report and review of the literature
Mucous membrane plasmacytosis is a rare, idiopathic condition consisting of a dense plasma-cell infiltrate of the mucous membranes.
Mucous membrane plasmacytosis of the upper aerodigestive tract is a rare, benign disorder in which the mucous membranes are infiltrated by plasma cells.
Mucous membrane lesions are present in one-third of patients with secondary syphilis, and histology can show superficial and deep perivascular infiltrate of plasma cells, lymphocytes and macrophages distributed in a bandlike pattern in the dermis, accompanied by psoriasiform epidermal hyperplasia and hyperkeratosis [28].
dermatology.cdlib.org /95/case_reports/plasmacytosis/bharti.html   (2957 words)

  
 Mucous membrane
The mucous membranes (or mucosa) are linings of ectodermic[?] origin, covered in epithelium[?], that line various body cavities and internal organs.
It is at several places continuous with skin: at the nostrils, the lips, the ears, the genitourinary[?] area, and the anus.
Body cavities featuring mucous membrane include most of the respiratory tract, the entire gastrointestinal tract, the urethra, and various other organs.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/mu/Mucous_membrane.html   (121 words)

  
 Benign mucous membrane pemphigoid
Mucous membrane pemphigoid is an autoimmune or "self-allergy" disease in which a patient’s own circulating antibodies become altered so that they attack the fibrous attachment of the skin and membrane epithelium to the underlying connective tissues.
The membranes of the mouth, eyes, larynx, pharynx and genital region may all be affected, but conjunctival mucosal involvement is likely the most severe problem because of the propensity for scar formation and eventual blindness.
Benign mucous membrane (cicatricial) pemphigoid revisited: a clinical and immunological reappraisal.
www.maxillofacialcenter.com /BondBook/mucosa/bmmp.html   (1696 words)

  
 mucous membrane --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Mucous membranes line many tracts and structures of the body, including the mouth, nose, eyelids, windpipe and lungs, stomach and intestines, and the ureters, urethra, and urinary bladder.
membrane in the human ear that receives sound vibrations from the outer air and transmits them to the auditory ossicles, which are tiny bones in the tympanic (middle ear) cavity.
The thin, semitransparent tympanic membrane, or eardrum, which forms the boundary between the outer and middle ear, is stretched obliquely across the end of the external canal.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9054122   (742 words)

  
 Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid
Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is a rare group of chronic autoimmune disorders characterized by blistering lesions that primarily affect the various mucous membranes of the body.
The mucous membranes of the nose, throat, genitalia, and anus may also be affected.
Mucous membrane pemphigoid has been known by many different names within the medical literature including benign mucous membrane pemphigoid, cicatricial (scarring) pemphigoid, and ocular cicatricial pemphigoid.
www.webmd.com /hw/skin_and_beauty/nord652.asp   (534 words)

  
 Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Recent advances in molecular pathology have lead to the discovery of various target antigens that are responsible for various blistering diseases, some of which affect the oral mucous membranes.
Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is an autoimmune disorder almost exclusively affecting the oral mucosas which occasionally may present ocular manifestations in which case it might represent a combination with ocular cicatricial pemphigoid (CP).
This drawing schematically demonstrates the separation of the keratinocytes from the basal membrane with eventual formation of a subepitelial blister.
www.dent.ucla.edu /pic/members/MMP   (363 words)

  
 Cillary Flow of Mucous Membrane
The mucosal lining of the sinus is covered with hair cells that actively pump fluid towards the exit.
The mucous that is produced by the lining of the sinus flows along in a specific path that is determined by the direction that the hair cells beat.
In health, a thin blanket of mucous is constantly flowing along.
www.entnet.org /healthinfo/sinus/sinus_cilia.cfm   (84 words)

  
 Word! Mucous Membrane
Just as skin lines and protects the outside of the body, mucous membranes line and protect the inside of your body.
You can find mucous membranes inside of your nose, mouth, lungs, and many other parts of the body.
Mucous membranes make mucus, which keeps them moist.
kidshealth.org /kid/word/m/word_mucous_membrane.html   (76 words)

  
 mucous membrane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the gut it helps food slip along, and protects the epithelial cells from being damaged by digestive enzymes.
Mucous membranes line the air passages from the mouth to the lungs and to the gut.
The layer of cells next to the space in the tubes is an epithelium.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0008185.html   (181 words)

  
 Straight To Hell : A Hellblazer Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Perhaps the only memorable thing about Membrane is the fact that they were one of the first bands to bother making a 'Music Video'.
After seeing the Sex Pistols play at the opening of the Roxy Club in London, John and Gary were inspired to the point of forming their own band, Mucous Membrane.
Gary Lester, co-founder of Mucous Membrane, doomed at the hands of John Constantine.
www.insanerantings.com /hell/characters/mm   (570 words)

  
 mucous membrane - OneLook Dictionary Search
Mucous membrane : MEDLINE plus Illustrated Medical Encyclopedia [home, info]
Mucous membrane : Pest Management Glossary [home, info]
Phrases that include mucous membrane: mucous membrane and hair-related, mucous membrane and skin related, mucous membrane of bronchus, mucous membrane of ductus deferens, mucous membrane of esophagus, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=mucous+membrane&ls=a   (259 words)

  
 Mucous definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Mucous definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Mucous: Pertaining to mucus, a thick fluid produced by the lining of some tissues of the body.
"Mucus" without an "o" is the Latin noun for "a slimy semifluid discharge from the nose." "Mucous" with an "o" is the corresponding adjective.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10681   (164 words)

  
 Mucous Membrane Melanoma (MMM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Mucous Membrane Melanomas are found not on the integumental skin surface, but inside of cavities which are covered by mucous membranes.
As with cutaneous melanomas, Mucous Membrane Melanomas are derived from transformed melanocytes, which are not only present in the epidermal skin.
The image above displays an exophytic tumor nodule (right) originating from the gingival mucosa.
www.melresproj.com /clinic/muc/e_muc.htm   (83 words)

  
 Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Carrozzo M; Broccoletti R; Carbone M; Garzino-Demo P; Gandolfo S. Pemphigoid of the mucous membranes.
The sensitivity and specificity of direct immunofluorescence testing in disorders of mucous membranes.
A novel subepidermal blistering disease with autoantibodies to a 200-kDa antigen of the basement membrane zone [corrected and republished article originally printed in J Invest Dermatol 1996 Mar;106(3):465-70 J Invest Dermatol1996;106:1333-8.
www.dent.ucla.edu /pic/members/MMP/references.html   (311 words)

  
 Membrane definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Membrane definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
MedicineNet Home > MedTerms medical dictionary A-Z List > Membrane
Membrane: A very thin layer of tissue that covers a surface.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4344   (134 words)

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