Nasal lining, SEM

Nasal lining, SEM

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Caption: Nasal lining. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of stratified squamous epithelium cells from the lining of the nasal cavity. The nasal cavity warms, humidifies and filters inspired air. The lining contains moisture- secreting cells, mucus-secreting cells and sensory cells. Mucus traps foreign particles such as bacteria and dust, preventing them from entering the lungs. Magnification: x160 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: anatomy, biological, biology, cell, cells, coloured, epithelia, epithelial, epithelium, false-colour, false-coloured, human body, lining, many, multiple, nasal cavity, nasal vestibule, nose, respiration, respiratory, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, stratified

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