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antitussive

 [an″te-, an″ti-tus´iv]
1. effective against cough.
2. an agent that suppresses coughing.

an·ti·tus·sive

(an'tē-tŭs'iv),
1. Relieving cough.
2. A cough remedy (for example, codeine).
Synonym(s): antibechic
[anti- + L. tussis, cough]

antitussive

(ăn′tē-tŭs′ĭv, ăn′tī-)
adj.
Capable of relieving or suppressing coughing.

an′ti·tus′sive n.

antitussive

adjective Referring to an agent or effect that prevents or reduces coughing.
 
noun An agent that relieves or prevents coughing.

antitussive

adjective Referring to an agent or mechanism that relieves or prevents cough noun An agent that relieves or prevents cough

an·ti·tus·sive

(an'tē-tŭs'iv)
1. Relieving cough.
2. A cough remedy (e.g., codeine).
[anti- + L. tussis, cough]

antitussive

1. Preventing or relieving cough.
2. A drug used to relieve or abolish coughing.

an·ti·tus·sive

(an'tē-tŭs'iv)
1. Relieving cough.
2. A cough remedy (e.g., codeine).
[anti- + L. tussis, cough]
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In the light of the traditional use of the plant, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the anti-tussive potential of methanol extract of whole plant of Trichodesma indicum (METI) on sulphur dioxide-induced cough reflex in mice and thereby it substantiated the folklore claim.
Anti-tussive evaluation: Anti-tussive effect against sulphur dioxide ([SO.sub.2])-induced cough was evaluated by the method as described by Miyagoshi et al.
In conclusion, the result of the present study provides pharmacological evidence in support of folklore claims as an anti-tussive agent.
Anti-tussive effect of Adhatoda vasica extract on mechanical or chemical-stimulation induced coughing in animals.
More importantly, direct anti-tussive activity of the plant has been shown in guinea pigs (Nadig and Laxmi, 2005); the plant also demonstrated inhibitory activity against Neisseria gonorrhoeae (Shokeen et al., 2005).
379 people suffering from upper respiratory infections were given either conventional medical treatment (antihistamines, anti-tussives, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or a combination homeopathic product.
* Anti-tussives and anti-histaminics are given to control coughing and sneezing if indicated.
The public health advisory issued by the agency included decongestants, expectorants, antihistamines and anti-tussives, or cough suppressants.
In treating a cough, a dry tickly one may be better suppressed with anti-tussives, whereas a mucosal cough may be better encouraged by expectorants to remove the mucus.
* Anti-tussives which stop a dry tickly cough (and are not to be used where an expectorant is required).