Cervix Mucus


Cervical Mucus

Fern Test

Fern Tests

Mucus, Cervical

Mucus, Cervix

Palm Leaf Reaction

Palm-Leaf Reaction

Palm-Leaf Reactions

Reaction, Palm-Leaf

Reactions, Palm-Leaf

Test, Fern

Tests, Fern

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)