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Cervix Mucus MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Cervix Mucus
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A slightly alkaline secretion of the endocervical glands. The consistency and amount are dependent on the physiological hormone changes in the menstrual cycle. It contains the glycoprotein mucin, amino acids, sugar, enzymes, and electrolytes, with a water content up to 90%. The mucus is a useful protection against the ascent of bacteria and sperm into the uterus. (From Dictionary of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1988)
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Cervical Mucus
Fern Test
Palm-Leaf Reaction
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WP 470
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Cervix Mucus Preferred
Fern Test Related
Palm-Leaf Reaction Related
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