TITLE

pulmonary mucociliary clearance

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1816
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "pulmonary mucociliary clearance" is presented. It refers to the removal of inhaled particles, endogenous cellular debris, and excess secretions from the tracheobronchial tree. The removal is carried by the action of the ciliated cells that reside in the respiratory tract. The cilia of these cells are able propel mucus and debris upward and out of the tracheobronchial tree.
ACCESSION #
21242891

 

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