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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Garlic Syrup This expectorant syrup from James Green's The Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook relieves spasmodic coughs and lung congestion: Slice and bruise 3 oz.
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Because the coughing did not stop in 6 to 7 days, an expectorant (Bisolvon; Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmed Gmbh.
product and the only FDA approved 12-hour expectorant.
Based on initial market research and evaluation, we learned that healthcare providers are very interested in products that contain an expectorant in their combination therapy.
Bromhexine, an effective ingredient of Adhatoda vasica Nees which is an Indian folk expectorant, was first synthesized by Keck in 1963 and came into the market in many countries like Germany, Italy, Britain and France in 1965.
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