Science / Biology / Mucus: A thick, lubricating fluid produced by the mucous membranes that line the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive tracts; serves as a barrier against infection and, in the digestive tract, moistens food, making it easier to swallow.

Mucous-Bag Suspension Feeder

Science / Marine Biology / Mucous-Bag Suspension Feeder: Suspension feeder employing a sheet or bag of mucus to trap particles nonselectively MORE

Vastra Dhauti

Health / Yoga / Vastra Dhauti : Yogic detoxification technique in which a specially prepared cloth is swallowed and removed after ten minutes, in order to remove mucus from the stomach. MORE


Health / Acupuncture / Asthma : A common disorder in which chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (bronchi) makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Asthma involves only the bronchial tubes and does not affect the air sacs ( al MORE


Science / Biology / Bronchitis: A respiratory disorder characterized by excess mucus production and swelling of the bronchioles; caused by long-term exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke and air pollutants. MORE

Cystic Fibrosis

Science / Biology / Cystic Fibrosis: An autosomal recessive genetic disorder that causes the production of mucus that clogs the airways of the lungs and the ducts of the pancreas and other secretory glands. MORE

Genital Herpes

Science / Biology / Genital Herpes: A sexually transmitted disease caused by the herpes virus; results in sores on the mucus membranes of the mouth or genitals. MORE