Mucous membranes are membranes that padding body’s
cavities and canals that lead to the outside, especially the digestive, respiratory,
and urogenital tracts. In addition
membranes are line many tracts and structures of the body, including Nasal
cavity, nose, eyelids, and trachea. And
the lungs, stomach and the small & large intestine, and the ureters,
urethra, and urinary bladder. It consists of the epithelium layer of the loose
of Mucous Membranes:-
The Mucous of organs are composed of one or more layers of epithelial
cells that secrete mucus.
Here are some examples of mucous membranes:
Functions of mucous
In general, the functions of mucous membranes
are to save the body from being infected by viruses and bacteria. There are a
Specific mucous membranes have specialized functions. For example, the gastric
and intestinal mucosae which involved with digestion to absorption of food.
Diseases of mucous
mucous membranes Diseases are usually more difficult to diagnose than skin
diseases are :-
Oral lichen planus (OLP)
: The mucous membrane are Sheets of tissue (epithelium)that are lining all body channels that carry with the
air, such as the mouth and respiratory tract, the digestive and urogenital
tracts, and the various glands that are secrete the mucus, that lubricates and protects tissues of .