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Nasal mucosa

Definition
noun
The mucous membrane that lines the inner nasal cavity and performs chiefly immune, respiratory, and olfactory functions
Supplement
Since nasal mucosa is the first site to come in contact with the substances from the inhaled air, it has the ability to confer protection against antigens. There are different ways to carry out this function:1

See also:

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Reference(s):
    1 Roecken M, Grevers G, Burgdorf W. 2003. Nasal polyps. In: Color Atlas of Allergic Diseases. Germany: Thieme. pCXLVIII.


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