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What does MCE stand for?

MCE stands for Mucociliary Escalator

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The barrier function of the epithelium The physical barriers presented by epithelial surfaces (skin, upper and lower respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, conjunctiva) represent a resilient first-line barrier to most infectious agents, which is complemented by several additional mechanisms including: * the expulsive effects of the mucociliary escalator in the airways * the flushing effects of saliva, tears and urine on epithelial surfaces * peristalsis in the GIT, as well as the low pH of gastric fluid, antagonism by normal gut flora, and the antimicrobial actions of bile acids.