from The Century Dictionary.
- Having the property of curing coughs.
- noun A medicine for relieving coughs; a pectoral.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- (Med.) Pertaining to, or relieving, a cough.
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- adjective dated Relating to, or relieving, a
- noun dated A
medicinefor relieving coughs.
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The extrinsic or transmitted movements of the esophagus are respiratory and pulsatory, and to a slight extent, bechic.
-- The accumulation of secretions in the bronchi due to faulty bechic powers and seen most frequently in children, is quickly relievable by bronchoscopic sponge-pumping or aspiration through the tracheotomic wound, in cases in which the tracheotomy may be deemed necessary.
-- Having mastered the technic of introduction on the cadaver and trained the eye and fingers by practice work on the rubber tube, experience should be had in the living lower air and food passages with their pulsatory, respiratory, bechic and deglutitory movements, and ever-present secretions.
To the peculiar sound of the sudden subglottic, expiratory or bechic arrest of the foreign body the author has given the name "audible slap;" when felt by the thumb on the trachea he calls it the
Infants cannot expectorate, and their cough reflex is exceedingly ineffective in raising secretion to the pharynx; furthermore they are easily exhausted by bechic efforts; so that age may be cited as one of the most frequent etiologic factors in the condition of autodrownage.
This is a rare sequence compared to the usual formation of fibrous stricture above the foreign body that prevents the possibility of bechic expulsion.
Babies labor under a special handicap in their inefficient bechic expulsion and especially in their small cannulae which are so readily occluded.
Obstructive foreign body may be quickly fatal by laryngeal impaction on aspiration, or on abortive bechic expulsion.
The normal movements of the trachea and bronchi are respiratory, pulsatory, bechic, and deglutitory.
The protective reflexes preventing the entrance of foreign bodies into the lower air passages are: (1) The laryngeal closing reflex and (2) the bechic reflex.