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an·ti·tus·sive

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

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

an′ti·tus′sive n.

antitussive

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

an•ti•tus•sive

(ˌæn tiˈtʌs ɪv, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a substance used to suppress coughing.
n.
2. an antitussive substance.
[1905–10]
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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Furthermore, the use of the peripheral antitussive levodropropizine demonstrated a significant beneficial effect in terms of cough resolution compared with centrally acting antitussive drugs.
In conclusion, in PIPC where centrally acting antitussive agents are not effective, change to or adding TJ-29 was shown to have early antitussive effects and contribute to improvement of the patient's symptom.

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