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Cough MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cough
Tree Number(s)
C08.618.248
C23.888.852.293
Unique ID
D003371
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003371
Annotation
/drug ther: consider also ANTITUSSIVE AGENTS
Scope Note
A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
NLM Classification #
WF 143
See Also
Antitussive Agents
Expectorants
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/08
Cough Preferred
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