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Heat and water loss are closely related: heating the air in the nasal cavities means the lining of the nasal cavity (mucosa) becomes cooler than core body temperature; at the same time, water evaporates (becomes vapour) to make the air moist.
Also known as evil-sounding aphthous ulcers, canker sores are round or oval lesions that show up in the mucosa (delicate tissue) of your mouth.
Those specimens included serum, whole blood, urine, saliva, and vaginal mucosa swabs when the patient wasn’t menstruating.
For his part, Ross wonders if perhaps the nasal mucosa—
One recent Australian study suggested nasal mucosa may contain adult stem cells, Young said.
Worse, the sensitive tissue inside your nose (called mucosa) isn't able to withstand waxing the same way the skin on your face and body does.
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Origin and Etymology of mucosa
First Known Use: 1867See Words from the same year
medical Definition of mucosa
mucosalplay \-zəl\ adjective
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