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In a study in Delhi only 25% of providers asked parents whether there was blood or mucus in the child’s stool, a clear symptom of such disease.
However, the boy would not eat and began to spit up blood and mucus the next morning.
Interferons flood your bloodstream and set up camp in your mucus, prompting more proteins called cytokines to join the battle.
Cystic fibrosis is caused by a defective chloride channel in epithelial cells, making mucus much thicker than in people without the disease.
The disease, which affects about 30,000 Americans, leads to a buildup of sticky mucus in the lungs and can lead to death by respiratory failure by the time many people are 40.
Treatments include antibiotics to fight lung infections and mucus-thinning drugs.
The mumps, a contagious disease caused by a virus, is spread through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
This mucus clogs airways and promotes the growth of bacteria.
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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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