Disease description

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.

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Reduced pH and chloride levels in exhaled breath condensate of patients with chronic cough. Thorax. 2004 A. Niimi, LT. Nguyen, O. Usmani, B. Mann, KF. Chung
Thorax. 2004 Jul;59(7):608-12. PubMed:15223872
Airway oxidative stress in chronic cough. Cough 2013 HO. Koskela, MK. Purokivi
Cough 2013 Dec;9(1):26. PubMed:24294924

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Chloride PubChem CID: 312
8-epi-PGF2alpha PubChem CID: 5282263

MeSH information

MeSH ID D003371
MeSH name Cough