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The disease affects all tissues, but the primary symptom is excess mucus in the lungs and gut, causing chest infections, coughing, difficulty breathing, and digestive problems.
Gaps had formed between the villi and mucus production had decreased.
The dry air exposure affects mucus, the immune system's front line of defense, leaving people marginally more vulnerable to getting sick.
Hendrix, who was never able to walk, now has enough strength to cough and expel mucus.
Some clients have to wait longer than others, and a wrasse sometimes spices up its diet by sneaking a painful bite of healthy scales and mucus.
A couple of squirts with this stuff and the slug is mucus.
This mucus is a strong adhesive, but more importantly it's made of organic material.
The slime -- a type of mucus - from a hagfish can expand to more than five gallons when combined with water.
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Origin and Etymology of mucus
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Definition of mucus for English Language Learners
: a thick liquid that is produced in some parts of the body (such as the nose and throat)
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