cholagogue

[ koh-luh-gawg, -gog, kol-uh- ]
/ ˈkoʊ ləˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg, ˈkɒl ə- /
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adjective

Also cho·la·gog·ic [koh-luh-goj-ik, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈgɒdʒ ɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/. promoting the flow of bile.

noun

a cholagogue agent.

Nearby words

  1. choky,
  2. chol hamoed,
  3. chol-,
  4. chola,
  5. cholagogic,
  6. cholaic acid,
  7. cholangeitis,
  8. cholangiectasis,
  9. cholangiocarcinoma,
  10. cholangioenterostomy

Origin of cholagogue

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cholagogue

cholagogue

/ (ˈkɒləɡɒɡ) /

noun

a drug or other substance that promotes the flow of bile from the gall bladder into the duodenum
Derived Formscholagogic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for cholagogue

cholagogue

[ kōlə-gôg′ ]

n.

An agent that promotes the flow of bile into the intestine, especially as a result of contraction of the gallbladder.
Related formscho′la•gogic (-gŏjĭk) adj. n.


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