[koh-luh-gawg, -gog, kol-uh-]Medicine/Medical
- Also cho·la·gog·ic [koh-luh-goj-ik, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈgɒdʒ ɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/. promoting the flow of bile.
- a cholagogue agent.
Origin of cholagogue
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It might therefore be supposed that Colchicum too acted as a Cholagogue.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
On the skin its action is that of a diaphoretic, and being also excreted by the bile it acts slightly as a cholagogue.
Cholagogue, kol′a-gog, n. a purgative causing evacuations of bile.
A cholagogue, on the other hand, clears away a great quantity of bile, and the skin of patients so treated at once becomes clear.
On the other hand, if you give him a cholagogue, you will produce an abundant evacuation and not injure him at all.
- a drug or other substance that promotes the flow of bile from the gall bladder into the duodenum
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- An agent that promotes the flow of bile into the intestine, especially as a result of contraction of the gallbladder.
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