Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An expectorant drug, C10H14O4, that is used to thin mucus and sputum.

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  • noun Glyceryl guaiacolate, an expectorant drug used to assist the expectoration of phlegm from the airways in acute respiratory tract infections.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of guaiphenesin : guai(acol) + (me)phenesin, a muscle relaxant drug (me(thyl) + phen(yl) + (an)es(thetic) + –in).]

Examples

  • The Food and Drug Administration stressed that the expectorant, extended-release guaifenesin, is not dangerous.

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  • The Food and Drug Administration stressed that the expectorant, extended-release guaifenesin, is not dangerous.

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  • The "maybes" surrounding Robitussin start with an ingredient called guaifenesin, a tree-bark extract first discovered by the native population of the Bahamas to work as a natural expectorant, thinning the mucus in the lungs and making it easier to breathe.

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  • In 2004, Goldenberg et al published results from an extensive literature search of fibromyalgia treatment trials and found no evidence for efficacy of opioids, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics, melatonin, calcitonin, thyroid hormone, guaifenesin, dehydroepiandrosterone or magnesium.

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  • In 2004, Goldenberg et al published results from an extensive literature search of fibromyalgia treatment trials and found no evidence for efficacy of opioids, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics, melatonin, calcitonin, thyroid hormone, guaifenesin, dehydroepiandrosterone or magnesium.

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  • American and exercising good guaifenesin the only bradykinin.

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  • Ohai Anni – we haf sumfin hear in Murica called: guaifenesin – it be gud fur cleerin up chess conjeschun…jus bee sure two drinkee much, much wadders wif it. aifinkso…get well soon!

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  • Look for a cough and cold medicine with acetaminophen, guaifenesin, and phenylephrine hydrochloride.

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  • Robitussin, which contains the active ingredient guaifenesin and helps thin the mucus in your lungs, can also alter cervical mucus, making it thinner and better able to transport sperm.

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  • It contains the ingredient guaifenesin which helps thin all mucus secretions and often corrects the problem caused by clomiphene.

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