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A mucous membrane (plural - mucosae or mucosas; singular - mucosa; Latin - tunica mucosa) is a lining of mostly endodermal origin. It consists of an epithelium and an underlying lamina propria of connective tissue. The membranes line some body cavities that are exposed to the external environment and some internal organs. They are at several places contiguous with skin: at the nostrils, the lips of the mouth, the eyelids, the ears, the genital area, and the anus. In the female, the glans clitoridis and the clitoral hood, and in the male, the glans penis (the head of the penis) and the inner layer of the foreskin, all have a mucous membrane. The urethra is also lined with a mucous membrane. Some mucous membranes are involved with absorption and secretion. The thick fluid secreted by some mucous membranes and/or associated glands is termed mucus. The mucus can be protective.

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About Forest & Ray

Forest & Ray is a private dentist in London (Holborn, Camden) offering a wide range of treatments (basically everything), same-day appointments 7 days a week and affordable prices. The key behind a beautiful smile is self confidence, and success. At Forest & Ray we ensure to help you to the best of our ability. If you place your trust in us, we will make sure you achieve your goals and maintain oral hygiene to the maximum of its capacity. Regardless of any age or condition, we promise painless treatments and a professional team.

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General Dentist London
Orthodontist London
Tooth Replacement London
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