Ciliary function and the role of cilia in clearance.

  title={Ciliary function and the role of cilia in clearance.},
  author={Wendy A Stannard and C O'callaghan},
  journal={Journal of aerosol medicine : the official journal of the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine},
  volume={19 1},
The lungs and the nasal passages are continually exposed to respiratory pathogens, toxins, and particulate matter, and have evolved a very effective defense system to protect themselves. Mucociliary clearance is an essential part of this defence and relies on appropriate interactions between the ciliated epithelium, the height of the periciliary fluid, and… CONTINUE READING