Nasal lining, SEM

Nasal lining, SEM

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Caption: Nasal lining. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cilia covering the epithelial lining of the nasal cavity. These microscopic hair-like structures are covered with a sticky mucus (not seen) that traps dust and other inhaled particles. Coordinated, wave-like beating of the cilia propels the mucus to the back of the nose (pharynx), where it is swallowed. Magnification: x880 at 6x7cm size. x1400 at 4x5".

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Keywords: anatomy, cavity, cilia, ciliated, cilium, coloured, epithelial, epithelium, hair, hair-like, hairs, healthy, human body, lining, many, membrane, mucosa, mucous, multiple, nasal, normal, nose, olfaction, olfactory sense, respiratory tract, scanning electron micrograph, sem, smell

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