Barrier

(redirected from mucus barrier)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

Barrier

1. See: Trade barrier.

2. See: Barrier Option.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
Recent studies in mouse models of colitis highlight the importance of the role of mucin in maintaining the integrity of protective mucus barriers whose breakdown can result in colitis.
"Baby girls were more likely to have higher amounts of bacteria in the Bacteroidaceae family, which are important for maintaining the mucus barrier that protects gut cells from damage by harmful substances," said Kozyrskyj.