Bronchial Mucus

  • Peter Mitchell-Heggs
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (SIOR, volume 1)


Sputum, the material which is usually collected for examination of respiratory mucus, is a mixture of bronchial mucus from goblet cells, bronchial gland secretions and various transudates from the bronchial mucosa. In addition, there are bacteria, lysozymes, alveolar macrophages and lymphocytes together with cellular debris. Above the larynx sputum gathers its envelope of salivary and possibly nasal mucins. Sputum is therefore a mixture of mixtures.


Shear Rate Apparent Viscosity High Shear Rate Bronchial Secretion Submucosal Gland 
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Selected reading

  1. Lopez-Vidriero, M.T., and Reid, L. (1978) British Medical Bulletin 34 (1) 63.Google Scholar
  2. Mitchell-Heggs, P. (1977) Advances in Exp. Med. and Biology (89) 203.Google Scholar
  3. Puchelle, E., Girard, F., Polu, J.M., Aug, F. and Sadoul, P. (1979) Sem. Hop. Paris, 55, 273.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Mitchell-Heggs
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  1. 1.Charing Cross Hospital Medical SchoolUK

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