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Antitussive

agent used to suppress cough by depressing the cough center in the medulla oblongata or the cough receptors in the throat, trachea, or lungs

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Expectorant

agent that liquefies respiratory secretions and allows for their easier removal; administered orally

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Mucolytic

agent that liquefies mucus in the respiratory tract; administered by inhalation

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Nasal decongestant

agent used to relieve nasal obstruction and discharge

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Rhinitis

inflammation of nasal mucosa

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Rhinosinusitis

inflammation of the nasal and paranasal sinus mucosa

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Sinusitis

inflammation of the paranasal sinuses (air cells that connect with the nasal cavity and are lined by similar mucosa)