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cough

 [kof]
1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs; called also tussis.
2. to produce such an expulsion of air.
dry cough cough without expectoration.
productive cough cough attended with expectoration of material from the bronchi.
reflex cough a cough due to the irritation of some remote organ.
wet cough productive cough.
whooping cough see whooping cough.

tus·sis

(tŭs'is),
A cough.
[L.]

tussis

(tŭs′ĭs)
n. pl. tus·ses (-sēz)
A cough.

tus′sal, tus·sive adj.

tus·sis

(tŭs'is)
A cough.
[L.]
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The word pertussis is derived from the Latin word per, meaning thoroughly, and the word tussis, meaning cough (Merriam-Webster, Inc., 2004).
In 1906, Drs Bordet and Octave Gengou succeeded in isolating and cultivating the bacterium, later called Bordetella pertussis (from Latin per, intensive, and tussis, cough), which causes whooping cough, a deadly disease in young children.
Freud reads "Dora's" symptoms, which included "dyspnoea, tussis nervosa, aphonia, and possibly migraines, together with depression, hysterical unsociability and a taedium vitae," as signifying "the representation--the realization--of a phantasy with a sexual content, that is to say, it signifies a sexual situation." Each symptom has behind it "a number of secrets" to be detected by the analyst.
Although tetracycline and chloramphenicol are effective treatments for per tussis, they are not recommended because of their side effects.' Six randomized trials failed to show any statistically significant difference between antibiotics and placebo on frequency and severity of cough or duration of pertussis disease.