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expectorate

[ik′spek·tə‚rāt]
(physiology)
To eject phlegm or other material from the throat or lungs.
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It was first described by Galen in the second century AD as venae arteriosae expectorantii, which translates literally to "expectorated arteries and veins" [1, 2].
BAL samples are collected from a specific area in the lung, usually determined as the most representative area of disease on radiological assessment, while in theory an expectorated sample is more representative of the entire lung.
Samples were preferably obtained via expectorated sputum or by oropharyngeal swab when the former way was not possible and the material was immediately sent to the microbiology lab for culture.
All patients were given conservative treatment for the control of hemoptysis, irrespective of the amount of blood expectorated, along with necessary measures for management of the primary disease.
Patients with the diagnosis of pulmonary actinomycosis at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2003 to December 2014 were searched, and those fulfilling the following inclusion criteria were included in this study: (1) Pulmonary parenchymal abnormality on CT; and (2a) histopathological identification of actinomycosis from the tissues obtained by lung resection, percutaneous transthoracic lung biopsy, or bronchial biopsy; or (2b) culture of aseptic tissue, including lung tissue or pleural effusion; or (2c) histopathological identification of actinomycosis from expectorated mucus plug and remission achieved after therapy aiming at actinomycosis.
(1,3) Saliva is a complex mixture including components such as salivary gland secretions, mucosal transudations, desquamated epithelial cells, expectorated bronchial and nasal secretions, bacteria and bacterial products, viruses, and food debris.
Mean OF detection windows were 21 and 50 h for cocaine and BE, with 8-[micro]g/L cutoffs when expectorated OF with citric acid-sour candy stimulation was collected for up to 120 h.
Freshly expectorated sputum is considered the best sample for microscopy.
A flashback: I remember sitting on the reef next to Powell and watching my steady spitting of sunflower seeds form a glossy glassy stalagmite, freezing in the cold breeze as fast as I expectorated.
Diagnosis of tuberculosis is by AFB microscopy of expectorated sputum or tissue sections, mycobacterial culture or detection and amplification of DNA {real time PCR}.
When irritants are inhaled, they are trapped on the mucous blanket, swept toward the larynx, and expectorated or swallowed.
* (a) 1st phase--Each subject rinsed with a 10-mL solution of acetylcysteine for 30 seconds, expectorated, then kept his/her mouth closed for 60 seconds.