Definition of Expectorants

1. Noun. (plural of expectorant) ¹



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Definition of Expectorants

1. expectorant [n] - See also: expectorant

Medical Definition of Expectorants

1. Agents that increase mucous excretion. Mucolytic agents, that is drugs that liquefy mucous secretions, are also included here. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Expectorants

expectative grace
expected
expected date of confinement
expected value
expectedly
expectedness
expectednesses
expecter
expecters
expectest
expecteth
expecting
expectingly
expective
expectorant
expectorants (current term)
expectorate
expectorated
expectorates
expectorating
expectoration
expectorations
expectorative
expectoratives
expectorator
expects
expede
expediant
expediate
expediated

Literary usage of Expectorants

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1. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"SEDATIVE expectorants These are used, especially in the early stage of ... They comprise the nauseant expectorants, especially ipecac and antimony; ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of infancy and childhood by Thomas Hawkes Tanner, Alfred Meadows (1879)
"expectorants. expectorants are medicines which increase the secretion ... General expectorants are of two kinds—nauseating and relaxing, and stimulating. ..."

3. An Analytical compendium of the various branches of medical science by John Neill, Francis Gurney Smith (1866)
"expectorants. MEDICINES which increase or promote the evacuation of the bronchial Mormons. ... Some expectorants are thought to act by producing relaxation, ..."

4. Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Students and Practitioners of Medicine by Horatio Charles Wood (1916)
"expectorants. expectorants, in the narrower sense of the word, ... For the purpose of study, the expectorants may be divided into two groups, ..."

5. Essentials of materia medica, therapeutics and prescription writing by Henry Morris (1906)
"Sedative expectorants. What are sedative expectorants ? They are remedies which increase the secretion and at the same time tend to lower the blood-pressure ..."

6. A Text-book of materia medica, therapeutics and pharmacology by George Frank Butler (1908)
"There are many drugs not classed as expectorants which, under certain conditions, ... Among the more important Nauseant or Sedative expectorants ' are: ..."

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