brassy cough


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brass·y cough

loud metallic barking cough associated with subglottic edema.

brassy cough

Etymology: AS, brase, brassy, cohhetan, to cough
a high-pitched cough caused by irritation of the recurrent pharyngeal nerve or by pressure on the trachea.
A non-productive ‘metallic’ cough heard in children with acute bacterial or viral laryngotracheitis, often accompanied by inspiratory stridor and respiratory distress

brassy cough

Chest medicine A non-productive 'metallic' cough heard in children with acute bacterial or viral laryngotracheitis, often accompanied by inspiratory stridor and respiratory distress. Cf Whooping cough.