expectorant


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Related to expectorant: guaifenesin, decongestant, antitussive

ex·pec·to·rant

 (ĭk-spĕk′tər-ənt)
adj.
Promoting or facilitating the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.
n.
An expectorant medicine.

expectorant

(ɪkˈspɛktərənt) med
adj
(Medicine) promoting the secretion, liquefaction, or expulsion of sputum from the respiratory passages
n
(Medicine) an expectorant drug or agent

ex•pec•to•rant

(ɪkˈspɛk tər ənt)

adj.
1. promoting the discharge of phlegm or other fluid from the respiratory tract.
n.
2. an expectorant medicine.
[1775–85; < Latin]

ex·pec·to·rant

(ĭk-spĕk′tər-ənt)
A drug that helps discharge phlegm or mucus from the respiratory tract.

expectorant

any medicine that assists the coughing up of phlegm, mucus, etc., from the chest.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expectorant - a medicine promoting expectoration
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Robitussin - trade name of an expectorant that loosens phlegm and makes it easier to cough up
Translations

expectorant

[eksˈpektərənt]
A. Nexpectorante m
B. ADJexpectorante

expectorant

[ɪkˈspɛktərənt] n (= medicine) → expectorant m

expectorant

nExpektorans nt (spec)

expectorant

[ɪkˈspɛktərənt] n (Med) → espettorante m

ex·pec·to·rant

n. expectorante, agente que estimula la expectoración.

expectorant

adj & n expectorante m
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However, I would recommend a Lobelia cough syrup which has the added benefit of acting as an expectorant which helps to clear the lungs.
Although long used by herbalists as an expectorant and emetic, bloodroot is known for its toxicity.
Liquorice is also an expectorant and so it's a popular remedy for relieving bunged-up symptoms of colds and bronchitis.
The company's new Guaifenesin 600mg Extended-Release tablets is the first product that is generically equivalent to Mucinex 600mg Extended Release tablets, an expectorant indicated to relieve chest congestion and make coughs more productive.
Similasan USA, which makes Pink Eye Relief eyedrops and Earache Relief eardrops, recently rolled out two new homeopathic products for children: Similasan Kids Cough Relief cough syrup and Kids Cold & Mucus Relief cough expectorant syrup, both of which contain 100%-natural active ingredients.
The expectorant agent in Vicks DayQuil Mucus Control acts for four hours, helping people control when and where they expel their mucus," brand manager Matt Kemme explains.
It is antiseptic, a fungicide, fights bacteria and viruses, has anti- inflammatory qualities, expectorant and balsamic characteristics.
There are two main types of cough syrup available: an expectorant for a chesty cough will help bring up phlegm and a suppressant for a tickly, dry cough will reduce the coughing urge.
It's debatable whether people with productive coughs should use any cough medicine at all, but if you want to, go for an expectorant (see right).
According to the company, Mucinex 600mg tablet (Guaifenesin Extended-Release Tablets, 600mg) is an expectorant that is indicated to relieve chest congestion and make coughs more productive.
plant will continue to produce and ship Quigley's Cold-Eeze flagship cold remedy products, Kids-Eeze soft-chew chest relief expectorant and Organix cough and sore throat drops.