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In Stedman's it's mucus plug and mucous plugging.nm

Posted By: M.A. on 2007-02-06
In Reply to: mucus plugging - deanna

Subject: In Stedman's it's mucus plug and mucous plugging.nm

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mucus plugging or mucous plugging
Subject: mucus plugging or mucous plugging

I'm typing a bronchoscopy report and have always typed mucus plugging, but looking back at old reports I see that some people have it as mucous plugging.  Just want to correct myself if I am doing it wrong.
mucus plug or mucous plug??
Subject: mucus plug or mucous plug??

Help, I am drawing a blank on how to tell which to use!!
mucus plug or mucous plug?
Subject: mucus plug or mucous plug?

Which way is correct?  I tend to go with mucous plug because the plug is the noun and mucous is the adjective.  Is that right?
mucus plug or mucous plug?
Subject: mucus plug or mucous plug?

You are correct. Like mucous membrane.
mucus plug or mucous plug?
Subject: mucus plug or mucous plug?

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In Stedman's ENT I see mucous plug (under plug).
Subject: In Stedman's ENT I see mucous plug (under plug).

This is one of those cases where the harder you think the more confused you can get. If it is mucous plug, then it seems like that would really be short for mucous membrane plug to me. Mucus plug, as in plug of mucus, does seem more logical to me.
I was not arguing *mucus/mucous plug*. I was arguing the use of
Subject: I was not arguing *mucus/mucous plug*. I was arguing the use of

mucus being for vagina and mucous for lung.  Mucus is the noun (period).  Mucous is the adjective (period).  It doesn't matter where in the body these are used. 
mucus plugging

 


Regarding mucus/mucous plugging....Maybe this will clear things up: 


 


MUCUS:  Mucus is secreted by the mucous membranes.  It helps to moisten, warm, and filter the air as it enters the nose.  Notice, the different spellings of mucus and mucous.  Mucous is the name of the tissue; mucus is the secretion that flows from the tissue. 


Therefore, in my opinion, I would type mucus plugging....Even though it is being used as an adjective, the mucus is what is plugging up the works, not the mucous membrane tissue. 


mucous plug
Subject: mucous plug

stedman's has mucous plug
Mucous plug, because...
Subject: Mucous plug, because...

It is plugging the cervical mucosa.  The mucous plug is a thick plug of mucus that blocks the cervical opening. 
Mucus plug because it is a plug of
Subject: Mucus plug because it is a plug of

mucus (noun). Mucous is an adjective, i.e., mucous membraines.
Mucus plug per American Pregnancy
Subject: Mucus plug per American Pregnancy


mucous (adjective) describes type of plug (noun)
Subject: mucous (adjective) describes type of plug (noun)

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is it mucus or mucous from the eye? thank you
Subject: is it mucus or mucous from the eye? thank you


Mucous or mucus?
Subject: Mucous or mucus?

This one always confuses me.  Patient has a mucus retenion cyst.   I have found both mucous and mucus in this case.  I know that mucous is an adj.  Thanks in advance for all your help! 
mucus/mucous
Subject: mucus/mucous

Mucus is the noun form.
She coughed up mucus.
Mucous is the adjective form. (mucous lake)
mucous membrane
The mucous discharge is of concern.

Coombs test - no apos.


mucus/mucous
Subject: mucus/mucous

I'm losing it today!  Mucus/mucous plugging and mucus/mucous impaction - help!
mucus/mucous
Subject: mucus/mucous

Mucus retention cyst


Mucous retnetion cyst


mucus-retention cyst


mucous-retention cyst


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Mucus versus mucous
Subject: Mucus versus mucous

I had a doc tell me when I first starting transcribing years ago that MUCUS is the noun  (Dorlands calls it the 'free slime  of the mucous  membrane ) and mucous  is the adjective (Dorlands again - pertaining or relating to mucus.
Pet Peeve Mucus vs. Mucous
Subject: Pet Peeve Mucus vs. Mucous

Now I think I'm right but I'm being told I'm wrong.  Second opinion please....


A mucous cyst is a retention cyst that contains mucus


Mucous is the structure, mucus is the goo. :-) (nm)
Subject: Mucous is the structure, mucus is the goo. :-) (nm)

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Mucous versus mucus?
Subject: Mucous versus mucus?

I have a serious question about the difference between the spellings of mucous and mucus.  Both are words.  QA sometimes frowns on the use of mucous (wanting mucus), but I found mucous in the client samples.  What is the difference?  Can someone tell me when I should use one spelling as apposed to the other and/or which is correct and which is not?


Thank you in advance. 


Mucus versus mucous
Subject: Mucus versus mucous

Down below there was a question about how mucous plug should be written. This is not an either/or question. There is a right and wrong, if you remember your sixth grade grammar.

Mucus is a noun (a person, place, or thing).
Mucous is an adjective (describes a noun).

It's cut and dry. Very simple. Mucous describes the plug. It could be a cork plug, gum plug, dyke plug, cement plus. All are adjectives describing the noun "plug."

If you need a refresher, let me share my Schoolhouse Rock from the 70s.

NOUNS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2iLAI0gUW0

ADJECTIVES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j347DjSve0
Mucus versus mucous
Subject: Mucus versus mucous

Teardrop, I cannot believe you would be so high and mighty to someone asking for help. Sure hope you are not a supervisor and someone asking for help from you personally.
mucous is adjective, mucus is noun
Subject: mucous is adjective, mucus is noun

mucous plug: a mass of mucus and cells filling the cervical canal between periods or during pregnancy

mu∑cous (myū'kəs) pronunciation
adj.

1. Containing, producing, or secreting mucus: a mucous tissue.
2. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus: a mucous substance.


mu∑cus (myū'kəs) pronunciation
n.

The viscous, slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by cells and glands of the mucous membranes.
mucus is a noun and mucous is an adjective nm
Subject: mucus is a noun and mucous is an adjective nm

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Mucus is a noun, mucous is the adjective.
Subject: Mucus is a noun, mucous is the adjective.

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It's similar to mucus/mucous. ous is an adjective, us the noun, sm
Subject: It's similar to mucus/mucous. ous is an adjective, us the noun, sm

So you would have callous tissue as callous is the adjective modifying tissue.


Mucus is the noun, mucous is the adjective. That's how I remember. Just like in your example...
Subject: Mucus is the noun, mucous is the adjective. That's how I remember. Just like in your example...

mucous cyst - cyst containing mucus.
funny...we just got a tip on this..which said to use mucus in that case and mucous membranes for the
Subject: funny...we just got a tip on this..which said to use mucus in that case and mucous membranes for the other. NM

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One is Latin (mucous) which is the adjective and one is French (mucus) which is a noun.
Subject: One is Latin (mucous) which is the adjective and one is French (mucus) which is a noun.

Since this is descriptive of the retention cyst, it would then, in my opinion, be mucous (adjective)
Understand, just stating mucus for vagina, mucous for lung
Subject: Understand, just stating mucus for vagina, mucous for lung


Teardrop is correct, mucus = noun, mucous = adjective
Subject: Teardrop is correct, mucus = noun, mucous = adjective


OMG - kudos to your sister and to you for plugging away!
Subject: OMG - kudos to your sister and to you for plugging away!

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Subject: Where to plug into

The place on the back of your computer where your speakers are plugged. The volume adjust through the computer in your volume control.
Where to plug
Subject: Where to plug

Some of the newer computers have an earphone jack on the front as well as USB ports.  Like the poster above said, you can change the volume from your desktop using your speaker volumn control.
Sorry meant plus not plug
Subject: Sorry meant plus not plug


Could be describing the plug (which really
Subject: Could be describing the plug (which really

makes no sense to me). It is literally a plug of mucus, therefore mucus plug.
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Subject: S/l medium m*** mesh plug and patch for hernia repair.

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Subject: I have Stedman medical & surgical equipment and words and find that out of my Stedman books (have 4 others) this is the one I use the most. Just my preference.


mucous
Subject: mucous

Mucous is the correct adjective form. Don't add y. Mucousy and mucusy are not words found in any dictionary.
Mucous when used as an adjective, e.g.,
Subject: Mucous when used as an adjective, e.g.,

mucous plug. When used as a noun it is mucus, e.g., "The patient has mucus from her nose."
dame of mucous membranes?
Subject: dame of mucous membranes?

Dr. says:  The sclerae and conjunctivae are unremarkable.  TMs are unremarkable.  The nose shows a mild degree of hyperemia at the (s/l dame) of the mucous membranes.  The patientís oropharynx shows no significant pathology.  Mucous membranes are moist.


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mucus
Subject: mucus

mucous refers to the membrane
mucus for me
Subject: mucus for me

Confuses me too unless it is cleary a noun. For me in this instance it seems to be a noun since it is telling you what is being retained in the cyst.
probably mucus
Subject: probably mucus


It could be mucus....sm
Subject: It could be mucus....sm

 


like hairpeice - it doesn't have to be hairy peice.  or ice cube...it is ice in the shape of a cube...it doesn't have to be icy cube. 


mucus...sm
Subject: mucus...sm


mucus is the actual stuff secreted.

mucous is more like covered with mucus as with the membranes.
could be pus, mucus...
Subject: could be pus, mucus...