Definition of tussive in English:

tussive

Line breaks: tus|sive
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌsɪv
 
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adjective

Medicine
Relating to coughing.
More example sentences
  • Previous studies have shown evidence of airway inflammation in patients with chronic cough and have suggested that the cough may be due to release of tussive mediators and activation of afferent sensory nerve endings.
  • Both normal volunteers and patients with cough showed no evidence of airflow obstruction, but the patients with cough were on average 30-fold more sensitive to the tussive effects of capsaicin.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin tussis 'a cough' + -ive.

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