what is mucocillary blanket what should we write In 5 mark question in university exam
Goblet cells, secretory glands of the nose secrete a mucus layer which covers the entire nasal.mucosa.
Then mucus blanket floats on the top of cilia and has a superficial mucus layer and deep serous.layer.
The cilia acts a conveyer belt and clears all.yje secretions towards the nasopharynx and every 10-20 mins the whole.mucus blanket.is cleared off.
The cilia has a effective stroke.reaching the mucus layer and recovery stroke.reaching the serous layer.
This mucociliary mechanism.is hampered.in extremes.of temp, humidity and in ciliary disorders and certain drugs