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Phenomena and Processes [G] » Circulatory and Respiratory Physiological Phenomena [G09] » Respiratory Physiological Phenomena » Mucociliary Clearance
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. MeSH
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