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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cough

A cough is a sudden and often repetitively occurring, protective reflex, which helps to clear the large breathing passages from fluids, irritants, foreign particles  ...

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/220349.php

Dec 6, 2016 ... A cough, also known as tussis, is a sudden reflex that humans and many animals have. Its purpose is to clear the throat and breathing passage ...

www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/cough/basics/definition/sym-20050846

Apr 26, 2016 ... A cough is your body's way of responding when something irritates your throat or airways. An irritant stimulates nerves that send a message to ...

www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/overview

Oct 27, 2015 ... WebMD has the basics on common triggers, related symptoms, and treatment options for your cough.

www.healthline.com/symptom/cough

Mar 16, 2017 ... A cough is a common reflex action that clears the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent ...

www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/features/stubborn-cough

Jul 2, 2015 ... Are you fed up with your stubborn cough? There are many reasons why a cough may not improve, and that can be frustrating for people and ...

medlineplus.gov/cough.html

Coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. There are two types of coughs: acute and chronic. Learn the causes of chronic cough.

www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cough

Dec 9, 2016 ... Cough. A cough is your body's natural reflex to help clear your airways of irritants and prevent infection. Common irritants include smoke, ...

www.emedicinehealth.com/coughs/article_em.htm

Feb 19, 2016 ... Learn about coughs, (acute, chronic, or persistent), which can have common causes such as infections, or chronic (persistent) cough may be ...