Definition of expectorant in English:
A medicine that promotes the secretion of sputum by the air passages, used especially to treat coughs.
- Despite its broad use in the treatment of cough, multiple studies have found inconsistent results supporting the effectiveness of guaifenesin as an expectorant or cough suppressant.
- Some combine a full range of cold fighters: nasal decongestants, cough suppressants, and expectorants that loosen mucus.
- Medically, basil has been used as a sedative, an expectorant, and a laxative but it is not used much in herbal preparations today.
Words that rhyme with expectorantadulterant
Definition of expectorant in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan