[uh-men-uh-gawg, -gog, uh-mee-nuh-]Medicine/Medical
- a medicine or procedure that promotes menstrual discharge.
- Also em·men·a·gog·ic [uh-men-uh-goj-ik, -gog-, uh-mee-nuh-] /əˌmɛn əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgɒg-, əˌmi nə-/. stimulating the menstrual flow.
Origin of emmenagogue
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The bark and the tips of the branches are given as an emmenagogue.
The flowers are given in decoction for headache and the fruit is emmenagogue.
Ammonio-chloride of iron is tonic, emmenagogue, and aperient.
Antispasmodic, emmenagogue, and tonic, and slightly aperient.
These pills are stimulant, expectorant, antispasmodic, and emmenagogue.
- a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow
- inducing or increasing menstrual flow
C18: from Greek emmēna menses, (from mēn month) + -agogue
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- An agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.hemagogue
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