oa Professional Nursing Today - A therapeutic approach to coughing : clinical

Volume 12, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Cough is a protective reflex invoked when something blocks or irritates the airway. Cough is defined as an explosive expiration that prevents aspiration and promotes the removal of secretions and foreign particles from the lung. Cough varies in nature depending on its cause. It can be voluntary or involuntary.

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