phlegm


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phlegm

1. the viscid mucus secreted by the walls of the respiratory tract
2. Archaic one of the four bodily humours

phlegm

[flem]
(physiology)
A viscid, stringy mucus, secreted by the mucosa of the air passages.

phlegm

humor effecting temperament of sluggishness. [Medieval Physiology: Hall, 130]
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Pitas Cough Troche is the second item under the Pitas brand, which uses the same film-type features and contains active ingredients effective for suppressing and reducing cough and phlegm.
The researchers note that a recent report found that young e-cigarette users who never smoked were at increased risk to develop chronic bronchitis, a condition characterized by chronic production of phlegm that is also seen in tobacco smokers.
'He is healthy except he has too much phlegm. He initially went to the Tuanku Jaafar Hospital in Seremban on Tuesday night (November 6) but he was then advised to seek treatment at the Serdang Hospital, Selangor.
"Common cold coughs generally fall into two types - dry or chesty," says Kathryn Granleese, Superdrug Pharmacist and Clinical Development Manager (superdrug.com), "and don't freak out if you're coughing up thick phlegm or mucus too.
She added that coughing up phlegm is not something to be alarmed about because it indicates that the function of the respiratory system is getting normalized.
The sparse existing data provide inconsistent support for an association between [PM.sub.10] and chronic cough and phlegm, and between N[O.sub.2] and chronic cough (Bentayeb et al.
Red flags include coughing up blood-tinged phlegm, a great deal of phlegm or phlegm that is turning thicker and darker; fever; shortness of breath; and wheezing.
It's not uncommon when you develop a hacking cough from deep down in your lungs to cough up a gel-like substance known as phlegm, or sputum.
It can cause shortness of breath as well as daily or almost daily coughing and phlegm (mucus) production.
In logistic regression model 2, for assessing the effect of different combinations of chronic respiratory symptoms, the odds of reduced percentage predicted forced expiratory volume in one second for the combination of cough and wheeze was 2.08 (confidence interval: 1.05, 4.10), cough and shortness of breath grade 2 2.47 (confidence interval: 1.18, 5.18), phlegm and shortness of breath grade 2 2.59 (confidence interval: 1.23, 5.43), cough, wheeze and shortness of breath grade 2 4.64 (confidence interval: 1.97, 10.93)and cough, phlegm, wheeze and shortness of breath grade 2 4.18 (confidence interval: 1.68, 10.37).