Mucosa is moist tissue that lines certain parts of the inside of your body. It is in your:
- Digestive tract
- Urinary and genital tracts
Glands in this tissue release a thick fluid called mucus.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Mucosa. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucosa. Accessed January 17, 2023.
Review Date 10/20/2022
Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.