Search

Respiratory cilia

The bronchus in the lungs are lined with hair-like projections called cilia that move microbes and debris up and out of the airways.  Scattered throughout the cilia are goblet cells that secrete mucus which helps protect the lining of the bronchus and trap microorganisms.

Media

  • Respiratory cilia

    Respiratory cilia

Encyclopedia content is provided as information only and not intended to replace the advice and instruction from your personal physician.