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Mucociliary Clearance MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mucociliary Clearance
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.386.520
G09.772.555
Unique ID
D009079
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009079
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Mucociliary Transport
NLM Classification #
WF 102
Previous Indexing
Biological Transport (1975-1987)
Cilia (1966-1987)
Mucus (1966-1987)
specific respiratory organ/tissue (1966-1987)
Public MeSH Note
88
History Note
88
Date Established
1988/01/01
Date of Entry
1987/03/25
Revision Date
2016/06/17
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