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Mucociliary Clearance

"Mucociliary Clearance" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Mucociliary Clearance" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Mucociliary Clearance" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 40 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 7 publications in 2017
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.