respiratory segment of nasal mucosaGo to external page http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_0015786
The portion of the nasal mucosa that is part of the respiratory system. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]
Synonyms: respiratory zone of nasal mucosa pars respiratoria tunicae mucosae nasi
lined with ciliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium (respiratory epithelium). The respiratory segment has a very vascularized lamina propria allowing the venous plexuses of the conchal mucosa to engorge with blood, restricting airflow and causing air to be directed to the other side of the nose.