promoting the discharge of phlegm or other fluid from the respiratory tract.
an expectorant medicine.
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How to use expectorant in a sentence
Both are pectoral and expectorant; and in large doses nauseant and emetic.
expectorant and diaphoretic, in small doses; emetic and narcotic, in larger ones.
Both the above are stimulant, expectorant, sudorific, and diuretic.
They are still used by the Arabs as an expectorant and antispasmodic.
As a stimulating expectorant and diaphoretic; in chronic catarrhs, low fevers, agues, &c.
British Dictionary definitions for expectorant
promoting the secretion, liquefaction, or expulsion of sputum from the respiratory passages
an expectorant drug or agent
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Scientific definitions for expectorant
A drug that promotes the discharge of phlegm or mucus from the respiratory tract.
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