Answer to Question #128890 in Biology for kylie

Question #128890
How does the mucous membrane resist microbial invasion of the host?
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2020-08-19T06:20:04-0400

The epithelial cells of mucous membrane secrete a moist - a sticky matter called mucus/ It covers and protects the more fragile cell layers beneath it and traps debris and particulate matter, including microbes. Mucus secretions also pose antimicrobial properties because of specific peptides.


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