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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
cerebrospinal fluid secretion  
lactation +   
milk ejection reflex  
mucus secretion +   
The regulated release of mucus by the mucosa. Mucus is a viscous slimy secretion consisting of mucins and various inorganic salts dissolved in water, with suspended epithelial cells and leukocytes. The mucosa, or mucous membrane, is the membrane covered with epithelium that lines the tubular organs of the body. Mucins are carbohydrate-rich glycoproteins that have a lubricating and protective function.
pancreatic juice secretion +   
saliva secretion +   
tear secretion  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: mucus production
Definition Sources: GOC:add, ISBN:068340007X, ISBN:0721662544

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