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mucosa of nose


Definition: the lining of the nasal cavity, it is continuous with the skin in the vestibule of the nose and with the mucosa of the nasopharynx, the paranasal sinuses, and the nasolacrimal duct and contains goblet cells; it is subdivided into the olfactory region and respiratory region.

Synonym(s): tunica mucosa cavitas nasiTA, tunica mucosa nasiTA, mucous membrane of nose, membrana pituitosa, mucosa of nasal cavity, nasal mucosa, pituitary membrane, schneiderian membrane

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