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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Main clinical manifestations were cough, shortness of breath or progressive dyspnea, expectoration, hemoptysis or bloody sputum, fever, chest tightness, hoarseness, and so forth.
Dyspnea declined, and cough occurred only sporadically and was not accompanied by expectoration of sputum, or haemoptysis.
We present the case of a 59 year-old female from countryside, retired, with cardiovascular risk factors (hypertension and dyslipidemia), who was admitted to the emergency department for muco-purulent expectoration, cough, exertional dyspnea, headache, palpitations and asthenia.
Spontaneous pneumothorax associated with expectoration of a lump of metastatic renal cancer.
The other instructions include avoiding direct contact with infected persons (people with symptoms such as cough, sneezing, expectoration, vomiting, and diarrhoea) and not sharing their personal gadgets.
Expectoration had been going on for centuries, if not millenniums.
A 20-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a history of cough with expectoration for 15 days and fever for 10 days.
Consecutive escalating oral 20-mg THC administrations [40-120 mg/day synthetic THC (Marinol) over 8 days] was investigated in 10 chronic daily cannabis smokers, with OF collected by expectoration or with the Quantisal[TM] collection device (25, 26).
Burning pains, irritability, loss of memory, a burning throat with hoarseness, a cough with copious purulent expectoration and a burning pain in the chest, may also be present.
Results: Ruptured HC's are manifested as cough-sputum (n=92) and massive hydroptysis (expectoration of cyst content) (n=47) in patients with pulmonary cysts.