Mucosa

Alternative names
Mucous membrane

Definition
Mucosa is moist tissue that lines particular organs and body cavities throughout the body, including your nose, mouth, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. Glands along the mucosa secrete mucus (a thick fluid).

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2012
by Armen E. Martirosyan, M.D.

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