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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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Last, but by no means least, there are products that contain both expectorants and cough suppressants - something to help you cough it up mixed with something to stop you coughing it up.
The advisory covers ingredients that are found in many decongestants, expectorants, antihistamines and cough suppressants.
The former is an expectorant and cough suppressant available in 600-mg guaifenesin/30-mg dextromethorphan HBr extended-release tablets, while Mucinex D contains a nasal decongestant.
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions.
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That moist air in turn acts as an expectorant, softening mucous in the nose, sinuses and lungs, and making it easier for congested patients to breathe.
Tab B complex therapeutic tab with minimum concentration of b1 5mg vit B6 3mg & vit B12 5mg Cough expectorant syp 5ml containing Diphendramine HCL 14.
Health care/O-T-C--Adams Respiratory Therapeutics' Mucinex expectorant.
It does not contain expectorant, decongestant or antihistamine agents--this helps patients to experience cough relief without the side effects (such as sedation) that are often associated with multi-ingredient cough products.
Tenders are invited for Cough Expectorant, Each 5 Ml Contains Dextromethorphen 10Mg And Cpm 2Mg In 100Ml Bottle
Mucinex DM is indicated as an expectorant and cough suppressant.