In a person who does not have CF, the epithelial cells produce a thin, watery mucus that acts like a lubricant and helps protect the body's tissues.
In someone with CF, however, the thicker mucus doesn't move as easily.
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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce mucus that's extremely thick and sticky.The mucus is thicker than normal because CF affects cells in the epithelium (pronounced: eh-puh-THEE-lee-um), the layer of cells that lines the passages in the body's organs.