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(mū-kō′sī″ ) pl. mucosae [L. mucosus, mucosa, mucous] A mucous membrane or moist tissue layer that lines the hollow organs and cavities of the body that open to the environment. It consists of an epithelial layer on a basement membrane and a connective tissue layer (the lamina propria). The tissue lining the alimentary canal also contains a smooth muscle layer (the muscularis mucosae). The type of epithelium, thickness, and presence or absence of glands vary with the function or location of the mucosa. mucosal (mū-kō′săl ), adj.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Mucosa." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758430/all/mucosal.
Mucosa. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758430/all/mucosal. Accessed November 12, 2019.
Mucosa. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758430/all/mucosal
Mucosa [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 12]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/758430/all/mucosal.
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