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 (ăn′tē-tŭs′ĭv, ăn′tī-)
Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.

[anti- + Latin tussis, cough; see tussis + -ive.]

an′ti·tus′sive n.


(Medicine) alleviating or suppressing coughing
(Pharmacology) an antitussive drug
[from anti- + Latin tussis a cough]


(ˌæn tiˈtʌs ɪv, ˌæn taɪ-)

1. of or pertaining to a substance used to suppress coughing.
2. an antitussive substance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughingantitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
codeine - derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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piperita has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-oedema, analgesic, digestive, decongestant, antiflatulent, antitussive, carminative, antimutagenic, antispasmodic and mild stimulant properties (Galib and Al-Kassie, 2010).
Some examples are; dextromethorphan and guaiphenesin combination in cough has antagonizing pharmacodynamics properties, where guaiphenesin acts as expectorants and dextromethorphan as antitussive.
The leading and diverse medical purposes for which desomorphine or Permonid[R] was sold as hydrobromic acid salt included analgesic, antitussive and even sedative uses.
Bulbous Fritillaria which is derived from bulbous of various Fritillaria species, has been used as one of the most important antitussive, expectorant and antihypertensive drugs in traditional Chines medicine (Kang 2002; 2004; Wang 2012).
5) It has been shown to have estrogenic, aldosterone-like, cortisol-like (antiinflammatory), antiallergic, antibacterial, antiviral, antihepatotoxic, anticancer, expectorant, and antitussive properties.
Both species are commonly called Chuanziwan, which are commonly used as erroneously substitute of an herbal medicine Asteris Radix et Rhizoma (commonly called Ziwan, the dried root and rhizome of Aster tataricus) for antitussive function.
1,2 Despite opioid agonists have antitussive effects; fentanyl, is an an opioid which can cause cough if administered as bolus intravenously during anesthesia induction.
Wang called it unlikely that manufacturers would formulate cold and cough medications without diphenhydramine or dextromethorphan because these drugs have the antitussive and sedative properties that consumers seek from cough and cold medications.
Combined with thyme's infection-fighting qualities are antitussive and expectorant properties, making the herb useful for raspy, unproductive coughs that are secondary to fungal or bacterial infection.
There are numerous plants alkaloids reported with marked antitussive and expectorant activity for the treatment of cough while list of various commercial formulation is presented in Table 1.
Evaluation of antitussive activity of Lycopuseuropaeuson cough reflex induced by different cough induced models in mice.
Antitussive effect of a fixed combination of Justicia adhatoda, Echinacea purpurea and Eleuthrococcus senticosus extracts in patients with acute upper respiratory tract infection: A comparative, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.