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cholagogue

[ koh-luh-gawg, -gog, kol-uh- ]

adjective

  1. Also cho·la·gog·ic [] promoting the flow of bile.


noun

  1. a cholagogue agent.

cholagogue

/ ˈkɒləɡɒɡ /

noun

  1. a drug or other substance that promotes the flow of bile from the gall bladder into the duodenum


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Derived Forms

  • ˌcholaˈgogic, adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cholagogue1

1605–15; < French < Greek cholagōgós. See chol-, -agogue

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Example Sentences

Quinine, cholagogue, and whiskey were prescribed in large quantities, and Peter wondered why they failed to cure.

He did not suspect that the quinine went into the fire, and the cholagogue down the drain-pipe from the washstand.

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.

Oxbile has long been credited with a cholagogue action, which, however, has probably been greatly overestimated.

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