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.
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expectorant

(ɪkˈspɛktərənt) med
adj
(Medicine) promoting the secretion, liquefaction, or expulsion of sputum from the respiratory passages
n
(Medicine) an expectorant drug or agent
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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]
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ex·pec·to·rant

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

any medicine that assists the coughing up of phlegm, mucus, etc., from the chest.
See also: Remedies
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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
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Translations

expectorant

[eksˈpektərənt]
A. Nexpectorante m
B. ADJexpectorante
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expectorant

[ɪkˈspɛktərənt] n (= medicine) → expectorant m
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expectorant

nExpektorans nt (spec)
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expectorant

[ɪkˈspɛktərənt] n (Med) → espettorante m
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ex·pec·to·rant

n. expectorante, agente que estimula la expectoración.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

expectorant

adj & n expectorante m
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Dorotan, were inspired to use the locally abundant sambong (Blumea balsamifera) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) for a herbal cream because study shows they have expectorant, antispasmodic and antidiarrheal benefits.
In particular, in adult cough medicines, GSK owns expectorant Ambrolex, while Pfizer owns Robitussin.
Although funding for clinical trials apropos of horehound supplements potential in treating respiratory conditions is limited, its expectorant and cough-suppressant properties are considered to be a valuable addition to natural lozenges, expectorants, and cough syrups, in turn advocating research efforts into this natural health remedy.
It is anti-histamine, anti-bacterial, anti-allergy, anti-haemorrhagic, diuretic and expectorant.
' On drug abuse, you can use a drug rightly but you can use the same drug illicitly; take Codeine, for example, Codeine is an anti-toxin, it is an expectorant and that is the medical use.
Peppermint is a natural source of menthol, which is an expectorant, so swap that mid-morning coffee for a cup of peppermint tea to add to the hydration, too.
Ivy ODF reportedly contains herbal extract of the well-known plant Ivy (Hedera helix), a natural ingredient that is used as an expectorant in productive cough.
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.
The companies said the first shipments of this new store branded product guaifenesin 600mg and pseudoephedrine HCl 60mg extended-release tablets, an expectorant and nasal decongestant indicated to relieve chest congestion in combination with sinus congestion and pressure, started in December 2015.
Our previous pharmacological studies in vivo showed that the alkaloid fraction of APP have remarkable antitussive, expectorant and bronchodilating activities (Liu et al., 2015a).
Mucinex Maximum Strength is an expectorant indicated to relieve chest congestion and thin and loosen mucus.