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cough

 [kof]
1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs; called also tussis.
2. to produce such an expulsion of air.
dry cough cough without expectoration.
productive cough cough attended with expectoration of material from the bronchi.
reflex cough a cough due to the irritation of some remote organ.
wet cough productive cough.
whooping cough see whooping cough.

dry cough

a cough that does not produce sputum.

dry cough

(drī kawf)
A cough not accompanied by expectoration; a nonproductive cough.

cough

1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs.
2. to produce such an expulsion of air.

dry cough
cough without expectoration.
goose honk cough
a chronic, harsh, dry cough characteristic of collapsed trachea.
nocturnal cough
in dogs associated with heart disease, psychogenic coughing or collapsed trachea.
productive cough
cough attended with expectoration of material from the bronchi.
psychogenic cough
dogs sometimes associate coughing with the attention received and develop it as a habit.
cough reflex
1. the sequence of events initiated by the sensitivity of the lining of the passageways of the lung and mediated by the medulla as a consequence of impulses transmitted by the vagus nerve, resulting in coughing, i.e. the clearing of the passageways of foreign matter.
2. the response elicited by applying pressure on a trachea. Increased with inflammation of the respiratory epithelium; decreased by cough suppressants and pain.
References in classic literature ?
She had noted the slight, dry cough, the daily brightening cheek; nor could the lustre of the eye, and the airy buoyancy born of fever, deceive her.
Suddenly, a sharp, dry cough was heard, and they all looked round.
The dwarf glanced sarcastically at his brazen friend, and, with a short dry cough, turned upon his heel to bid adieu to Miss Sally.
I hope it is,' said Wardle, with a short, dry cough.
Mr Vincent Crummles gave a short dry cough, as much as to say, 'If you won't be communicative, you won't;' and took so many pinches of snuff from the piece of paper, one after another, that Nicholas quite wondered where it all went to.
Flu symptoms include dry coughs, headaches and stiff muscles.
For dry coughs there are a variety of suppressants available and for the chesty cough there are expectorants to help bring phlegm up and make the coughing less harsh.
The ministry urged sick citizens to see a doctor if they feel any usual symptoms such as a temperature above 38 degrees, dry coughs, sore throat, headache, chills, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle aches, since these symptoms may be a sign of swine flu which is now considered a seasonal flu.
These microbes can cause respiratory problems such as tiredness, dry coughs and in some cases can lead to lung problems.
Dry coughs are also called tickly coughs where no phlegm or mucus is produced; a chesty cough is the result of your body producing too much phlegm or mucus.