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  NFPS-401 Cervical Mucus
Throughout the day the presence or absence of mucus will be recognised by the sensation at the vulva (the vaginal lips), the way the beginning of a period is noticed.
Mucus is often noticed on underclothing, where it will have dried slightly causing some alteration in its characteristics.
Fertile mucus maintains the life of sperm, nourishes it and allows it to pass freely through the cervix.
www.fertilityuk.org /nfps401.html   (638 words)

  Mucus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mucus aids in the protection of the lungs by trapping foreign particles that enter the nose during normal breathing.
Mucus is made by goblet cells in the mucous membranes that cover the surfaces of the membranes.
The hardened mucus that forms in the eyes during sleep is sometimes referred to as "eye boogers".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mucus   (590 words)

Starvation-induced depletion of mucus glycoproteins further aggravates the lesions by increasing the vulnerability of the mucosa to acid and pepsin.
Four months later, rats were anesthetized and mucus thickness measured directly on the gastric mucosa mounted luminal side up under a microscope; the lower firm layer of mucus gel was differentiated from the upper layer of accumulated mucus (which was gently removed by suction with a micropipette before measurements).
Mucus samples were collected during routine endoscopy in 27 patients (12 Hp-positive, 11 Hp-negative, 4 excluded; CLO-test and antral mucosa histology), transferred in duplicate to cotton swabs and sent to the laboratory within 36 hours.
coproweb.free.fr /mucusdig/mucus13.htm   (5493 words)

 Physiology of Airway Mucus Clearance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The airway surface fluid is present as a bilayer, with a superficial gel or mucous layer and a layer of periciliary fluid interposed between the mucous layer and the epithelium.
Mucus is transported from the lower respiratory tract into the pharynx by air flow and mucociliary clearance.
Mucus consists of a superficial gel or mucous layer and a liquid or periciliary fluid layer that bathes the epithelial cilia.
www.rcjournal.com /contents/07.02/07.02.0761.asp   (639 words)

 Identification and Description of G, L and S Mucus
E mucus was stimulated by oestrogens and G mucus by progesterone, G mucus being produced in G crypts, E mucus in E crypts.
NMR studies indicate that the water of S mucus is associated with the mucus in such a way as to form a structure which facilitates the forward movement of sperm cells (Figure 8; Odeblad 1966a).
The two variants of G mucus are produced by: the same crypts, depending upon the levels of progesterone in the blood.
www.woomb.org /omrrca/bulletin/vol21/no3/glsmucus.shtml   (1467 words)

 The Role of Airway Mucus in Pulmonary Toxicology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Airway mucus is a complex airway secretion whose primary function as part of the mucociliary transport mechanism is to to serve as renewable and transportable barrier against inhaled particulates and toxic agents.
Vital to the role of mucus as a component of both lung defense and pathology are its viscosity and elasticity which, under normal conditions, permit mucus to act as an efficient "biologic conveyor belt," removing trapped and dissolved materials that enter the lung with inspired air.
Characterization of mucus glycoprotein fatty acyltransferase from gastric mucosa.
ehp.niehs.nih.gov /members/1994/Suppl-2/samet-full.html   (14462 words)

 Biophysical Journal: Diffusion of macromolecules and virus-like particles in human cervical mucus
Electron microscopy of cervical mucus confirmed that the mesh spacing between mucin fibers is large enough (20-200 nm) for small viruses to diffuse essentially unhindered through mucus.
Biochemical analysis (Yurewicz et al., 1987) of the sugars attached to mucins predicts, and EM (Slayter et al., 1991) and AFM (McMaster et al., 1999) of purified individual mucins adhering to a substrate surface all indicate that the diameter of mucin fibers is 3-10 nm.
Allen, A. Structure of gastrointestinal mucus glycoproteins and the viscous and gel-forming properties of mucus.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3938/is_200110/ai_n8999706   (1312 words)

 The Discovery of Different Types of Cervical Mucus
Sperm cells were transported in S mucus, L mucus attracted malformed sperm and G mucus formed a plug in the cervical canal in the infertile phases.
A mucolytic enzyme, probably emanating from the isthmus of the cervix, was associated with this mucus and facilitated the upward movement of sperm cells.
This mucus is probably produced by fetal cells remaining in the wall of the neck of the uterus.
www.woomb.org /omrrca/bulletin/vol21/no3/discovery.shtml   (1031 words)

 Observing Cervical Mucus
For example, mucus that is a 5 and 9 is your peak mucus, while a 5 and 10 would represent your cycle past your peak mucus days.
Without cervical mucus, sperm can't survive or be transported to the fallopian tubes to fertilize the egg.
If you don't notice any mucus, this is a sign that you may not be ovulating, may have a hormone deficiency, or may even have a vaginal infection of some sort.
www.webmd.com /content/article/4/1680_51214.htm?lastselectedguid={5FE84E90-BC77-4056-A91C-9531713CA348}   (913 words)

 FREEDOMYOU- Nutrition- Mucus Clearing Diet
Mucus is a sure sign of a body in a state of extreme agitation.
In milk, it is casein, in wheat, rye, oats and barley, the glue-like substance is gluten.
Mucus is secreted by these cells to protect the intestinal wall and to impede the absorption of harmful substances through the colon.
www.freedomyou.com /nutrition_book/mucus.htm   (1578 words)

 What's a Booger?
Mucus is the thin, sticky, slimy stuff that's made inside your nose.
These hairs help move the mucus and the trapped stuff toward the front of the nose or the back of the throat.
When the mucus and the dirt dry and clump together, you're left with a booger.
www.kidshealth.org /kid/talk/yucky/booger.html   (331 words)

 Cervical Mucus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Therefore women who check their own cervical mucus may be misled since they may be viewing mucus from within the vagina that is several days old.
Cervical mucus is a highly complex secretion that is continuously produced by the secretory cells of the cervix.
Kamran S. Moghissi was one of the pioneers in the field of cervical mucus research and his postcoital test includes assessment of five physical characteristics (variables) of the mucus.
www.infertilitytutorials.com /ovulation_members/drawings/cervical_mucus.cfm   (271 words)

 Mucus Observation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The earliest way to detect the status of your mucus is by observing your cervix with a speculum or by reaching inside with two fingers and scooping some of the mucus off the face of the cervix and examining it.
The use of antihistamines dries up the cervical mucus, which could be confusing for a woman who is using the mucus method as her warning for approaching ovulation.
Fertile mucus may be present during the time of menstruation and be masked by the menstrual blood, so that she does in fact become pregnant from having unprotected sex during her period.
www.sisterzeus.com /mucOb.htm   (668 words)

 Cervical Mucus (Fluid)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Cervical mucus, a jelly-like substance produced by glands in the cervical canal, is a factor in a womanîs fertility.
Cervical mucus hostility is the inability of sperm to penetrate the cervical mucus.
The test may indicate bacterial infection, antibodies in mucus that reject sperm, mucus that is too thick for sperm passage, too little mucus for sperm passage, or abnormal semen resulting from male sperm antibodies.
www.conceivingconcepts.com /learning/articles/cervical.html   (1217 words)

 Miracle Babies: Chapter 15: When Sperm Meets Egg-Sperm-Mucus Interaction
When the mucus fails to become "friendly" as it does with 5 to 10 percent of all infertile women, the sperm cannot safely begin their journey toward the egg.
If the results are poor, I know that a mucus interaction problem exists or that the test was performed at the wrong time in the cycle (the most common reason for a poor postcoital test).
Mucus viscosity and volume abnormalities may be caused by surgical procedures performed on the cervix, by in utero DES exposure, and by clomiphene citrate ovulation induction treatment.
www.ivf.com /ch15mb.html   (2265 words)

 The Mucus Plug
As she might have explained, the mucus plug is just an accumulation of secretions that form within the opening to the uterus, also called the cervical canal.
The fact that mucus accumulates early in pregnancy is quite beneficial, as it serves to create a protective barrier against infection between the outside world and your growing baby.
Sometimes moms-to-be may not even notice that they are losing their mucus plug because it happens gradually, over several weeks, and they've already grown accustomed to varying but increased amounts of the vaginal discharge that often accompanies a normal pregnancy.
www.drspock.com /article/0,1510,5901,00.html   (509 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - The Sound of Mucus - A692813
The yuck factor aside, snot, or 'nasal mucus' as scientists prefer to call it, is an interesting substance and one that may hold the key to a cure for cystic fibrosis and Crohn's disease and even an anti-cancer vaccine.
These cilia push a carpet of mucus out of the lungs at 20 millimetres a minute - like a rock star being carried along on the upstretched arms of concert fans - until it is swallowed.
Children born with the disease produce mucus that is too thick and sticky, making it difficult for them to breathe.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/alabaster/A692813   (1080 words)

 Childbirth Guide: Losing Mucus plug   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The mucus plug is the gel like substance that is located inside the cervix.
When you lose your mucus plug, it may be a little or a lot of gel like material.
The mucus plug is clear to yellow-brownish in color, but may also be pinkish.
www.geocities.com /Wellesley/1483/mucusplug.html   (159 words)

 Re: What amount of mucus does the average person produce daily?
MUCUS is a moist, sticky, clear solution formed from the hydration (the addition of water) of MUCIN.
The 7 liters correspond to mucus, hydrochloric acid secreted in the stomach, bile secreted from the liver, and enzymes secreted by the pancreas, liver and cells types in the stomach and small intestine.
Mucus is by far the most abundant substance secreted by mammals, with saliva in a distant second place.
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/mar97/856841521.An.r.html   (578 words)

 Mucus and Mucins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Mucus is a "slimy" material that coats many epithelial surfaces and is secreted into fluids such as saliva.
gastric acid, smoke) and as a lubricant to minimize shear stresses; such mucus coatings are particularly prominent on the epithelia of the respiratory, gastrointestinal and genital tracts.
Mucus is also an abundant and important component of saliva, giving it virtually unparalleled lubricating properties (try sticking a piece of apple skin between your molars without saliva).
arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu /hbooks/molecules/mucins.html   (401 words)

 The 24-h Effect of Mannitol on the Clearance of Mucus in Patients With Bronchiectasis -- Daviskas et al. 119 (2): 414 ...
on the clearance of mucus, and (1) the 24-h mucus retention, and
Inhalation of mannitol markedly increased the clearance of mucus acutely
The increase in the clearance of mucus in
www.chestjournal.org /cgi/content/full/119/2/414   (4244 words)

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Most people have held onto the deeply held belief since their childhood days that drinking milk while you have a cold should be avoided due to the excess mucus it produced.
Researchers backed up their claims by performing several double-blind studies that evaluated the mucus production in different people after they drank either a glass of milk or a placebo that tasted like milk.
The one complaint researchers found in a study on milk were the participants reporting to have a "coating" sensation in the back of their throats after drinking a glass of milk, however there weren't any signs of increased mucus production.
www.mercola.com /2004/aug/28/milk_mucus.htm   (626 words)

 Coral Mucus Goes Mainstream - New Discoveries in Mucus-Hosted Microbial Communities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Corals create a mucus layer around them and use it like a slipcover; when too much dirt (sediment) collects on the mucus layer, the coral sloughs it off and makes a new one.
The cover story of the March 4, 2004, issue of Nature was a paper that quantified the mucus some corals release and calculated its contribution to the nutrient and energy budget of the reef environment.
Changes in the bacterial communities in coral mucus echo changes in the health of the coral, suggesting that bacteria are at least tuned to their host's metabolism and at most may have an active role in maintaining the overall health of the organism.
soundwaves.usgs.gov /2004/06/research.html   (838 words)

 Labor: What is the mucus plug?
I have heard that the mucus plug is always pink tinged.
The mucus plug is an accumulation of cervical secretions, which form all throughout pregnancy to block the cervix and deter the passage of bacteria into the uterus.
Usually in pregnancy, the mucus is cloudy clear, thick and sticky.
parenting.ivillage.com /pregnancy/plabor/0,,3pv4,00.html   (195 words)

 Infertility - A Couple's Survival Guide
If the cervical mucus is "friendly" to sperm then the sperm should be able to survive in the mucus for at least 2 days.
Although the importance of the cervical mucus for nourishment and the survival of the sperm has been recognized for a long time, there is still no ideal test for mucus quality.
Biochemical and biophysical changes in the cervical mucus in the preovulatory time period are understood as enabling sperm to acquire progressive movement through the cervix so as to gain access to the upper reproductive tract (including the fallopian tubes).
www.drdaiter.com /37.html   (1639 words)

 Mucus Plug : American Pregnancy Association
Throughout pregnancy, a mucus plug blocks the opening of the cervix to prevent bacteria from entering the uterus.
Before labor, this mucus plug is expelled so that the cervix can open to allow the baby to pass through during labor and birth.
Passing a mucus plug is a sign that your cervix is dilating and your body is starting to prepare for birth.
www.americanpregnancy.org /labornbirth/mucusplug.html   (320 words)

 Word Spy - mucus trooper
Most "mucus troopers" said they did not want to disappoint people who depended on their work, according to the survey conducted at the height of the flu and cold season this week.
To mucus troop is to turn up at work when suffering with flu or a nasty cold.
A mucus trooper may do this out of loyalty, guilt, self-destructiveness, employer pressure, to impress or, occasionally, because of an instacold (a sudden illness) surfacing on the way to work.
www.wordspy.com /words/mucustrooper.asp   (365 words)

 FindArticles search for "Mucus"
Background: The rate of decline in lung function is increased in asthmatic patients, particularly in those with coexisting asthmatic mucus hypersecretion...
Study object: Diffuse panbronchiolitis (DPB) is a hypersecretory airway disease, and the mechanism of mucus hypersecretion in DPB is poorly understood.
To examine the in vivo effects of macrolide antibiotics on mucus hypersecretion, we induced hypertrophic and metaplastic changes of goblet cells in rat...
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