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  1. guaifenesin(Noun)

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


  1. Guaifenesin

    Guaifenesin INN or guaiphenesin, also glyceryl guaiacolate, is an expectorant drug sold over the counter and usually taken orally to assist the bringing up of phlegm from the airways in acute respiratory tract infections. A closely related compound is guaietolin which is used for similar purposes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Guaifenesin

    An expectorant that also has some muscle relaxing action. It is used in many cough preparations.

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