antitussive

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antitussive

[¦an·tē¦təs·iv]
(pharmacology)
An agent, such as benylin expectorants, that relieves coughing.
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Treatment of animals with antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tussive lead to marked clinical recovery after 7 days of treatment.
Study of anti-tussive activity of Ocimum sanctum Linn in guinea pigs.
A review last year in the journal Chest, from scientists at Imperial College London, called TRPA1 "one of the most promising targets currently identified for the development of novel anti-tussive drugs.
The clinical trial was a double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled, contingency study to assess the anti-tussive effects of VRP700 in patients with chronic intractable cough.
Mucilaginous herbs are soothing and often have an anti-tussive effect, for example Althea officinalis, Verbascum thapsus , Plantago lanceolata, Trigonella foenum-graecum, which are also antiinflammatory.
While we now have reason to accept honey as a valid therapeutic agent, we now need research to validate (or not) the efficacy of horehound, wild cherry bark, coltsfoot, or other traditional anti-tussive botanicals.
Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus serotina) is commonly used in cough drops and is anti-tussive, expectorant, antispasmodic, antiseptic and a relaxing nervine.
Furst explained that these substances possess an array of biochemical and pharmacological qualities, including anti-carcinogen, anti-inflammatory, anti-tussive and anti-allergenic activities.
These products offer different combinations of antihistamines, expectorants, decongestants, anticholinergics, and anti-tussive that are designed to provide symptomatic relief for several patient types in the acute respiratory disease area.
Poppy extract has traditionally been used to relax smooth muscle tone and as a sedative analgesic and anti-tussive.
It has anti-tussive and expectorant effects that help to expel clogging in the upper respiratory tract as it enhances tracheal mucus secretion.