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Mucous Membrane MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Mucous Membrane
Tree Number(s)
A10.615.550
Unique ID
D009092
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009092
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; coordinate NIM with specific organ (IM)
Scope Note
An EPITHELIUM with MUCUS-secreting cells, such as GOBLET CELLS. It forms the lining of many body cavities, such as the DIGESTIVE TRACT, the RESPIRATORY TRACT, and the reproductive tract. Mucosa, rich in blood and lymph vessels, comprises an inner epithelium, a middle layer (lamina propria) of loose CONNECTIVE TISSUE, and an outer layer (muscularis mucosae) of SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS that separates the mucosa from submucosa.
Entry Term(s)
Lamina Propria
Mucosa
Mucosal Tissue
Mucous Membranes
Muscularis Mucosae
NLM Classification #
QS 532.5.M8
See Also
Administration, Mucosal
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Mucous Membrane Preferred
Lamina Propria Narrower
Muscularis Mucosae Narrower
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