Coch

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Coch
Pertussis.jpg
A young boy cochin due tae pertussis causin whoopin coch.
PronunciationAboot this soondpronunciation  Latin: tussis
Clessification an freemit resoorces
SpecialtyInfectious disease
ICD-10R05
ICD-9-CM786.2
DiseasesDB17149
MedlinePlus003072
eMedicineENT/1048560
MeSHD003371

A coch is a sudden an eften repetitively occurrin, pertective reflex, which helps tae clear the lairge breathin passages frae fluids, irritants, foreign pairticles an microbes. The coch reflex conseests o three phases: an inhalation, a forced exhalation against a closed glottis, an a violent release o air frae the buffs follaein openin o the glottis, uisually accompanied bi a distinctive soond.[1] Cochin is either voluntar or involuntar.

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  1. Chung KF, Pavord ID (April 2008). "Prevalence, pathogenesis, and causes of chronic cough". Lancet. 371 (9621): 1364–74. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)60595-4. PMID 18424325.