Wednesday, December 5, 2012

TERM: Cough

Originally posted on MedicineNet.com


Cough: A rapid expulsion of air from the lungs, typically in order to clear the lung airways of fluids, mucus, or other material. Also known as tussis.

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Word List:
  • rapid: done or happening very quickly
  • expulsion: the act of sending or driving a substance out of your body
  • mucus: a thick liquid that is produced in parts of the body, such as the nose, by a mucous membrane
  • tussis: cough
Pronunciation:
= cough
= rapid
= expulsion
= mucus
= tussis