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The most traditional theory is that a diverticulum becomes blocked for one reason or another, leading to buildup of bacteria, mucus and fluid.
South Korea has certainly been ground zero for the craze, but snail mucus and panda-face sheet masks are just a small part of the story.
Colds tend to clear up within seven to 10 days and produce a yellow or greenish mucus and a sore throat.
The disease causes an overabundance of mucus, which traps infections and blocks airways in the lungs, complicates digestion, affects the pancreas and other organs and, eventually, leads to respiratory failure.
This hinders breathing – like being stuck on inhale – and leads to chronic coughing, excess mucus, frequent respiratory infections, and shortness of breath.
Immediately after delivery, the baby’s eyes, mouth, and mucus membranes were wiped with the gauze.
Also known as conjunctivitis, this eye condition happens when inflammation or an infection irritates your conjunctiva (the mucus membrane that covers the front of your eyes and lines the inside of your eyelids), according to the Mayo Clinic.
WebMD outlines symptoms including chills, fever, chest pains, sweating, a cough producing green or bloody mucus, and bluish lips or nails caused from an inadequate amount of oxygen.
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Origin and Etymology of mucus
MUCUS Defined for English Language Learners
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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