expectorate

(redirected from expectoration)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

expectorate

[ik′spek·tə‚rāt]
(physiology)
To eject phlegm or other material from the throat or lungs.
References in periodicals archive ?
This finding is advantageous from the point of view of expectoration.
In specimens collected with citric acid candy expectoration (n = 1100) and with the Salivette with neutral cotton swab (n = 165), the sensitivities, specificities, and efficiencies were similar.
Oral fluid codeine concentrations collected with the Salivette device or with acidic stimulation (a lemon drop) were lower than those collected by expectoration (control), 77% and 30% of control, respectively.
While cough in the early stages of an airway infection is considered as non-productive it is classified as productive with an ensuing increase of mucus production and expectoration.
Repeated inspiratory maneuvers against a fixed resistance with biofeedback is more effective than standard chest physiotherapy in adiing sputum expectoration in cystic fibrosis.
A 42-year-old man presented with a 6-month history of hoarseness, mild fever, cough, and frequent expectoration.
The other instructions include avoiding direct contact with infected persons (people with symptoms such as cough, sneezing, expectoration, vomiting, and diarrhoea) and not sharing their personal gadgets.
It modulates mucus production and viscosity and increases the motility of the mucociliary transport, improving expectoration.
Expectoration had been going on for centuries, if not millenniums.
All patients had sputum collected by expectoration or induced with hypertonic saline by nebulisation under supervision of a physiotherapist.
Consecutive escalating oral 20-mg THC administrations [40-120 mg/day synthetic THC (Marinol) over 8 days] was investigated in 10 chronic daily cannabis smokers, with OF collected by expectoration or with the Quantisal[TM] collection device (25, 26).