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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


Review Date: 11/4/2012
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