(Especially of a drug) used to prevent or relieve a cough.
More example sentences
- Little is known about the pathogenesis of this cough, which frequently proves resistant to conventional antitussive therapies.
- The alkaloid was found to be devoid of analgesic properties but to possess central antitussive activity equal to that of codeine.
- Syrup alone may act as a demulcent and provide antitussive action without side effects.
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