Mucous Membrane


Lamina Propria

Membrane, Mucous

Membranes, Mucous


Mucosae, Muscularis

Mucosal Tissue

Mucosal Tissues

Mucous Membranes

Muscularis Mucosae

Propria, Lamina

Tissue, Mucosal

Tissues, Mucosal

An EPITHELIUM with MUCUS-secreting cells, such as GOBLET CELLS. It forms the lining of many body cavities, such as the DIGESTIVE TRACT, the RESPIRATORY TRACT, and the reproductive tract. Mucosa, rich in blood and lymph vessels, comprises an inner epithelium, a middle layer (lamina propria) of loose CONNECTIVE TISSUE, and an outer layer (muscularis mucosae) of SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS that separates the mucosa from submucosa.