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antitussive

 [an″te-, an″ti-tus´iv]
1. effective against cough.
2. an agent that suppresses coughing.

an·ti·tus·sive

(an'tē-tŭs'iv),
1. Relieving cough.
2. A cough remedy (for example, codeine).
Synonym(s): antibechic
[anti- + L. tussis, cough]

antitussive

/an·ti·tus·sive/ (-tus´iv) effective against cough, or an agent with this quality.

antitussive

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

an′ti·tus′sive n.

antitussive

[an′titus′iv]
Etymology: Gk, anti + L, tussive, cough
1 against a cough.
2 any of a large group of opioid and nonopioid drugs that act on the central and peripheral nervous systems to suppress the cough reflex. Because the cough reflex is necessary for clearing the upper respiratory tract of obstructive secretions, antitussives should not be used with a productive cough. Codeine phosphate and hydrocodone bitartrate are potent opioid antitussives. Dextromethorphan hydrobromide is an effective antitussive with no dependence liability. Antitussives are administered orally, usually in a syrup with a mucolytic or expectorant and alcohol, or, sometimes in a capsule with an antihistaminic and a mild analgesic.

antitussive

adjective Referring to an agent or effect that prevents or reduces coughing.
 
noun An agent that relieves or prevents coughing.

antitussive

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that relieves or prevents cough noun An agent that relieves or prevents cough

an·ti·tus·sive

(an'tē-tŭs'iv)
1. Relieving cough.
2. A cough remedy (e.g., codeine).
[anti- + L. tussis, cough]

antitussive

1. Preventing or relieving cough.
2. A drug used to relieve or abolish coughing.

antitussive,

adj/n a substance with cough-suppressing properties.

an·ti·tus·sive

(an'tē-tŭs'iv)
1. Relieving cough.
2. A cough remedy (e.g., codeine).
[anti- + L. tussis, cough]

antitussive (an´tītus´iv),

n a drug that relieves or prevents cough.

antitussive

1. effective against cough.
2. an agent that suppresses coughing. The narcotics codeine and hydrocodone, and several opioids or opioid-like drugs, including dextromethorphan and butorphanol, are commonly used in small animals.

antitussive-bronchodilator combination
a common therapeutic combination used in the treatment of respiratory diseases in dogs and cats.
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