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Related to expectorant: guaifenesin, decongestant, antitussive

expectorant

 [ek-spek´to-rant]
1. promoting expectoration.
2. an agent that so acts.
liquefying expectorant an expectorant that promotes the ejection of mucus from the respiratory tract by decreasing its viscosity.

ex·pec·to·rant

(ek-spek'tō-rănt),
1. Promoting secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages or facilitating its expulsion.
2. An agent that increases bronchial secretion and facilitates its expulsion.
[L. ex, out, + pectus, chest]

expectorant

/ex·pec·to·rant/ (ek-spek´ter-ant)
1. promoting expectoration.
2. an agent that promotes expectoration.

liquefying expectorant  an expectorant that promotes the ejection of mucus from the respiratory tract by decreasing its viscosity.

expectorant

(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.

expectorant

[ikspek′tərənt]
Etymology: Gk, ex, out, pectus, breast
1 pertaining to a substance that promotes the ejection of mucus or other exudates from the lung, bronchi, and trachea.
2 an agent that promotes expectoration by reducing the viscosity of pulmonary secretions or by decreasing the tenacity with which exudates adhere to the lower respiratory tract. Expectorant drugs include acetylcysteine, guaifenesin, and terpin hydrate. Also called mucolytic. expectorate, v.

ex·pec·to·rant

(eks-pek'tŏr-ănt)
1. Promoting secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages or facilitating its expulsion.
2. An agent (e.g., guaifenesin) that thins respiratory tract mucus and promotes its removal from the tracheobronchial passages.
[L. ex, out, + pectus, chest]

Expectorant

Promotes the discharge of mucus from respiratory system.
Mentioned in: Cough, St. John's Wort

expectorant,

n a substance that reduces the production of mucus in the lungs and promotes the dislodging of mucus from the bronchioles.

ex·pec·to·rant

(eks-pek'tŏr-ănt)
1. Promoting secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages or facilitating its expulsion.
2. An agent that increases bronchial secretion and facilitates its expulsion.
[L. ex, out, + pectus, chest]

expectorant

1. promoting expectoration.
2. an agent that promotes expectoration.

liquefying expectorant
an expectorant that promotes the ejection of mucus from the respiratory tract by decreasing its viscosity.
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