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Mucociliary Clearance

A non-specific host defense mechanism that removes MUCUS and other material from the LUNGS by ciliary and secretory activity of the tracheobronchial submucosal glands. It is measured in vivo as mucus transfer, ciliary beat frequency, and clearance of radioactive tracers.

Year introduced: 1988

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Tree Number(s): E01.370.386.520, G09.772.555

MeSH Unique ID: D009079

Entry Terms:

  • Clearance, Mucociliary
  • Clearances, Mucociliary
  • Mucociliary Clearances
  • Mucociliary Transport
  • Mucociliary Transports
  • Transport, Mucociliary
  • Transports, Mucociliary

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