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expectorant

 [ek-spek´to-rant]
1. promoting expectoration.
2. an agent that so acts.
liquefying expectorant an expectorant that promotes the ejection of mucus from the respiratory tract by decreasing its viscosity.
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·rant

(ek-spek'tō-rănt),
1. Promoting secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages or facilitating its expulsion.
2. An agent that increases bronchial secretion and facilitates its expulsion.
[L. ex, out, + pectus, chest]
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expectorant

(ĭk-spĕk′tər-ənt)
adj.
Promoting or facilitating the secretion or expulsion of phlegm, mucus, or other matter from the respiratory tract.
n.
An expectorant medicine.
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ex·pec·to·rant

(eks-pek'tŏr-ănt)
1. Promoting secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages or facilitating its expulsion.
2. An agent (e.g., guaifenesin) that thins respiratory tract mucus and promotes its removal from the tracheobronchial passages.
[L. ex, out, + pectus, chest]
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Expectorant

Promotes the discharge of mucus from respiratory system.
Mentioned in: Cough, St. John's Wort
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ex·pec·to·rant

(eks-pek'tŏr-ănt)
1. Promoting secretion from the mucous membrane of the air passages or facilitating its expulsion.
2. An agent that increases bronchial secretion and facilitates its expulsion.
[L. ex, out, + pectus, chest]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012