Entry: pertussives (n.)
In context: “The bedside table is littered with both OTC and prescription expectorants and pertussives…”
Definition: Can’t find this anywhere. MedLinePlus has pertussis, though, as highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. The coughing can make it hard to breathe. A deep "whooping" sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath.
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