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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.
Laxmi, "Study of anti-tussive activity of Ocimum sanctum linn in guinea pigs," Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, vol.
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." It's still too early to know whether TRPA1 has the same drawback of interfering with the ability to detect temperature, though Jordt says animal studies so far are reassuring.
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.
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.
It has anti-tussive and expectorant effects that help to expel clogging in the upper respiratory tract as it enhances tracheal mucus secretion.
Thymoquinone (TQ) is major active agent of Nigella Sativa.It has antioxidant effects and has been shown to protect against heart, liver and kidney damage,2 has anti- cancer,3 anti-bacterial,4 anti-convulsant,5 anti- inflammatory,6 anti-tussive,7 anti-asthmatic8 and anti- diabetic effects.9