Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (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
References in periodicals archive ?
This presentation will review the therapeutic properties of essential oils, potent antibacterial and antiviral remedies, expectorant, mucolytic, antitussive, anti-inflammatory and immunostimulating.
As a common traditional Chinese medicine, it possesses antitussive functions, acts as an expectorants, reduces swelling, scatters carbuncle, and can enhances intelligence and sedation.
The antitussive, astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, sedative, and analgesic effects attributed to the drug have not yet been widely supported by experimental data.
Antitussive effect of Asparagus racemosus root against sulfur dioxide-induced cough in mice.
Theobromine (BC1036) is an antitussive drug candidate in late-stage development that addresses the significant need for a non-opioid, non-codeine treatment for persistent cough.
Bulbus Fritillariae Cirrhosae (BFC) (Chuan Beimu in Chinese) is the most commonly used antitussive and expectorant traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM) herb.
In earlier preclinical and clinical studies conducted by Ahngook Pharmaceutical, Synatura has demonstrated several potential benefits as an antitussive and expectorant over currently marketed treatments.
Infusion of aerial parts of a number of Sideritis species are used as tonics, carminatives, as anti-inflammatory agents, antispasmodics, diuretics and digestives, and in the treatment of colds [11] and also have nervous system stimulant, sedative, antitussive, stomachic, anticonvulsant and antifeedant activities [5].
Justicia adhatoda, used by the Kavirajes for treatment of coughs, reportedly demonstrated antitussive effect on mechanical or chemical stimulation-induced coughing in guinea pigs and rabbits (Dhuley, 1999).
fabago is used as antitussive, expectorant, and as anti-inflammatory agent (Feng et al.
The data we plan to generate from the initial Phase II study will educate us about the effect size of FP01 as an antitussive, providing for future studies," said Dr.
The plant has been used as a stimulant, analgesic, antitussive, expectorant, sedative, antiparasitic, antihelminthic, and gastrointestinal complaints in Turkish folk medicine [12,4].