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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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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.
Besides that, included patients were mostly young and non-suppurative children, which limited the collection of expectorated sputum for the isolation of microorganisms, a technique that has higher sensitivity when compared to oropharyngeal swab.
Two patients were diagnosed by pathological confirmation from expectorated mucus plug, and the last patient was diagnosed by actinomycosis culture of pleural effusion.
At 23 h after the last dose, the mean THCCOOH concentrations were 96 ng/L in expectorated OF samples and 134 ng/L in Quantisal-collected samples.
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.
The patient then expectorated and was advised to keep his/her mouth closed for 60 seconds before another breath measurement was taken (final instant--1), to check the immediate effect of the test.
One peered at what I had expectorated, the second sounded the organs of expectorations, the third listened while I expectorated again.
ZNCF-stained smear-positive clinical sputa expectorated by 45 females (53.
Several other methods, including expectorated and induced sputum and polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are also commonly used.
The rinse was expectorated into a sterile container.
Although Mycobacterium tuberculosis and nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) cause chronic lung infections, only tuberculosis (TB) spreads from person to person by inhalation of organisms expectorated into the air.