Send us a Message

Submit Data |  Help |  Video Tutorials |  News |  Publications |  Download |  REST API |  Citing RGD |  Contact   


The Mouse Adult Gross Anatomy Ontology and Mammalian Phenotype Ontology are downloaded weekly from the Mouse Genome Informatics databases at Jackson Laboratories ( For more information about these ontologies, see the MGI Publications Page at

Term:abnormal mucous gland physiology
go back to main search page
Accession:MP:0014030 term browser browse the term
Definition:any functional anomaly of any exocrine gland in which the principal secretory cells are mucus-secreting cells; mucus is a slippery secretion with lubricating or protective function produced by, and covering, mucous membranes; mucous fluid is typically produced from cells found in mucous glands, but may also originate from mixed glands, which contain both serous and mucous cells; mucous cells secrete products that are rich in glycoproteins and water; mucus is a viscous colloid containing antiseptic enzymes (such as lysozyme), immunoglobulins, inorganic salts, proteins such as lactoferrin, and glycoproteins known as mucins that are produced by goblet cells in the mucous membranes and submucosal glands
Synonyms:exact_synonym: abnormal glandula mucosa physiology;   abnormal muciparous gland physiology;   abnormal mucousal gland physiology;   abnormal mucus-secreting gland physiology

show annotations for term's descendants           Sort by:

Term paths to the root
Path 1
Term Annotations click to browse term
  mammalian phenotype 5373
    endocrine/exocrine gland phenotype 391
      abnormal gland physiology 85
        abnormal exocrine gland physiology 9
          abnormal mucous gland physiology 0
            abnormal submucosal gland physiology + 0
paths to the root