expectorate


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ex·pec·to·rate

(ek-spek'tō-rāt),
To spit; to eject saliva, mucus, or other fluid from the mouth.

expectorate

(ĭk-spĕk′tə-rāt′)
v. expecto·rated, expecto·rating, expecto·rates
v.tr.
1. To eject from the mouth; spit.
2. To cough up and eject by spitting.
v.intr.
1. To spit.
2. To clear out the chest and lungs by coughing up and spitting out matter.

ex·pec′to·ra′tion n.

ex·pec·to·rate

(eks-pek'tŏr-āt)
To cough up and spit out mucus from the lower respiratory tract.

ex·pec·to·rate

(eks-pek'tŏr-āt)
To spit; to eject saliva, mucus, or other fluid from the mouth.
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The failure of the sputum test is greatly affected by the quality of the sputa collected related to the inability of the patient to expectorate. A combination of both sputum test and chest X-ray examination yielded a more confirmatory diagnosis for proper management and treatment of TB.
One of the first indications can be the change in coughing to a productive stage, with purulent, but rarely bloody, expectorate. However, a thick, slightly purulent expectorate is also common in viral infections.
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Cough and huff techniques are used to expectorate mucus from the central airways.
After they're done cracking jokes, the"Expectorate"--Russell Baker's delightfully apt name for the pundits and politicos who define conventional wisdom--tells us there's little to worry about.
Within a week in some patients, several weeks in others, the tubercle bacillus disappeared from the expectorate. The salvia remained clear of infectious elements, and for the first time in the history of plagues, hope seemed to glow for millions of victims.
If virus was detected in salivary expectorate, it was classified as transmitting.
Synspira is using proprietary modified polysaccharide molecules to disrupt bacterial biofilms and to help expectorate mucus, exposing otherwise protected bacteria to antibiotics.
Also, it should be noted that there is increased propensity of chest infections due to burst abdomen as patients are not able to generate the required intra-abdominal pressure to expectorate the secretions.
In a statement issued after the hearing, Alison Cook, an inspector at the Health and Safety Expectorate, said: "It was a matter of sheer luck that this incident did not result in a fatality.
At 6 minutes, participants were provided with 25 ml of water and asked to rinse it around their mouth for 5 seconds, and then expectorate it into a beaker.