Coloured SEM of cilia in a human trachea

Coloured SEM of cilia in a human trachea

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Credit: MICHAEL GABRIDGE, CUSTOM MEDICAL STOCK PHOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tracheal epithelium. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cilia (blue) on the lining (epithelium) of the human trachea, or windpipe. Specialised cells in the trachea produce mucus, which traps airborne irritants such as bacteria, pollen and dust. Rhythmic movements of these hair- like cilia serve to move the mucus away from the gas-exchanging parts of the lungs, up the trachea and towards the throat where it can be swallowed or coughed up. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: anatomy, cilia, epithelium, human body, respiratory system, trachea, trachea epithelium, tracheal epithelium, windpipe

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