hacking cough


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hacking cough

Etymology: AS, haeccan + cohettan
a short, weak repeating cough, often caused by irritation of the larynx by a postnasal drip. It can also result from side effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy and smoking.

hacking cough

A series of repeated efforts, as in many respiratory infections.
See also: cough
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In the Chiapas region of Mexico, Maffi found that the Tzeltal Maya had a sophisticated range of terms for describing symptoms in their language (distinguishing a wheezing cough from a hacking cough, for example).
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