mucous

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tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination alimentary canal , alimentary tract , digestive tract , digestive tube , gastrointestinal tract , GI tract
congenital anomaly in which the mucous membrane under the tongue is too short limiting the mobility of the tongue ankyloglossia , tongue tie
blister on the mucous membranes of the lips or mouth or gastrointestinal tract aphthous ulcer
family of bacteria living usually in the alimentary canal or on mucous surfaces of warm-blooded animals; sometimes associated with acute infective processes Bacteroidaceae , family Bacteroidaceae
any of several infections of the skin or mucous membrane caused by Blastomyces blastomycosis
white crystalline ester that is applied to mucous membranes as a local anesthetic butacaine , butacaine sulfate
coldlike condition of inflamed mucous membranes catarrh
acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes cattle plague , rinderpest
edema of the mucous membrane of the eyeball and eyelid lining chemosis
mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity clapper , glossa , lingua , tongue
inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge) coryza , rhinitis
bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes; a sign that oxygen in the blood is dangerously diminished (as in carbon monoxide poisoning) cyanosis
eruption on a mucous membrane (as the inside of the mouth) occurring as a symptom of a disease enanthem , enanthema
inflammation of the mucous lining of the uterine cervix endocervicitis
(pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition endometrium
acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes equine distemper , strangles
acute streptococcal infection characterized by deep-red inflammation of the skin and mucous membranes erysipelas
polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; induces the secretion of gastric juice gastrin
infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area genital herpes , herpes genitalis
tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth gingiva , gum
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