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expectoration

 [ek-spek″to-ra´shun]
1. the coughing up and spitting out of material from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea.
2. sputum.

ex·pec·to·ra·tion

(ek-spek'tō-rā'shŭn),
1. Mucus and other fluids formed in the air passages and upper food passages (the mouth), and expelled by coughing.
See also: sputum (1).
2. The act of spitting; the expelling from the mouth of saliva, mucus, and other material from the air or upper food passages. Synonym(s): spitting

expectoration

/ex·pec·to·ra·tion/ (ek-spek″ter-a´shun)
1. the coughing up and spitting out of material from the lungs, bronchi, and trachea.
2. sputum.

expectoration

[ekspek′tərā′shən]
the ejection of mucus, sputum, or fluids from the trachea and lungs by coughing or spitting.

ex·pec·to·ra·tion

(eks-pek'tŏr-ā'shŭn)
1. The act of coughing and spitting out mucus from the lower respiratory tract.
2. Mucus or other material so expelled.

expectoration

Bringing up, and spitting out, sputum. An expectorant, or cough mixture, is a medicine designed to assist in the removal of sticky mucoid sputum from the bronchial tubes. From the Latin, ex , out of, and pecus , the breast.

ex·pec·to·ra·tion

(eks-pek'tŏr-ā'shŭn)
1. Mucus and other fluids formed in the air passages and upper food passages of the mouth, expelled by coughing.
See also: sputum (1)
2. The act of spitting; expelling from the mouth saliva, mucus, and other material from airways or upper digestive passages.

expectoration

1. the coughing up and swallowing of material from the lungs, bronchi and trachea. In humans the coughed up material is discarded by spitting.
2. sputum.
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Aliquots of pooled oral fluid, obtained by expectoration, were put in polypropylene tubes and divided into 2 sets.
Unwanted and often life-complicating side-effects from narcotic antitussive drugs (called also codein's group), such as the attenuation of respiratory center activity, decrease of secretion and increase of sputum viscosity and elasticity, decrease of expectoration, dependence (mainly in children), and bronchoconstriction, among others, are very well-known.
We have shown that the low pH produced in specimens collected with the Salivette with citric acid-treated cotton swab yielded a higher percentage of FP results compared with specimens collected after citric acid candy expectoration (20.
In oral fluid obtained by citric acid candy-stimulated expectoration, METH was detected in all participants 24 h after a single 10- or 20-mg dose (range, 2.
Patients treated with HP-3 experienced increased expectoration and showed statistically significant improvements in objective tests of pulmonary function and physical performance capacity when compared to patients receiving a placebo.
The patient failed to follow recommendations and in mid-October, he returned to the hospital with a persistent cough and expectoration.
Nonstimulated oral fluid samples can be collected by expectoration or draining oral fluid into a tube.
Subjective parameters including mouth hygiene, cough with expectoration, shortness of breath on exertion, loss of appetite, feelings of impending doom, palpitation, sleep deprivation, irritability, heart burn and tiredness were evaluated at 0 (baseline), 30 and 60 days.
Protussive compounds improve the effectiveness of cough by improving the expectoration of airway secretion by increasing the volume of secretion (secretolytics), lowering the viscosity of mucus (mucolytics) or stimulation of mucociliary clearance by enhancing ciliary activity and mucin transport (secretomotorics).
The index case-patient was hospitalized on June 13, 2012, with a 7-day history of fever, cough, sputum expectoration, and shortness of breath.
A short-term comparison of 2 methods of sputum expectoration in cystic fibrosis.
These conditions are typical in patients diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, ciliary dyskinesia syndromes, asthma, muscular dystrophy, post-operative atelectasis plus neuromuscular respiratory impairments, thoracic bellows defects, and any other cardiorespiratory or neuromuscular diseases that inhibit effective cough, mucokinesis, airway clearance and expectoration.