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Hello , this is confusing ... are both 'mucous membranes' or is this a 'typing' mistake to show a picture with the explaination text 'ureter' while in the introduction 'urethra' is mentioned? 188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:55, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
"The mucous membranes (or mucosae; singular mucosa) are linings of mostly endodermal origin, covered in epithelium, which are involved in absorption and secretion."
I mean, come on! If I knew what all the rest of the sentence meant, I wouldn't need Wikipedia to tell me what mucous membranes are. Why can't you write in plain English to an audience who's not versed in this kind of jargon? 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:07, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
First Paragraph (mucous membrane secreting mucus)
"The sticky, thick fluid secreted by the mucous membranes and gland is termed mucus. The term mucous membrane refers to where they are found in the body and not every mucous membrane secretes mucus."
Not every mucous membrane secretes mucus? Does this mean the mucous membrane is just a membrane and does not always contain glands to excrete mucus? Redtails (talk) 22:31, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
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Needless fragmentation, would benefit readers to have this on a single page rather than fragmented into two separate articles. LT910001 (talk) 23:52, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't think it's a good idea to merge the two pages. It is because the term "mucosal immunology" is very commonly used in vaccine development, and thus, I think the readers would benefit more if it has its own separate wiki page.--Rezarj (talk) 05:45, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Agree with Rezarj - mucous membrane already mentioned in Immune system article - Iztwoz (talk) 19:32, 7 October 2014 (UTC)
No consensus I have removed the merge tags without performing the merges. --Tom (LT) (talk) 22:48, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
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