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galactagogue

/ (ɡəˈlæktəˌɡɒɡ) /
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adjective

inducing milk secretion

noun

a galactagogue agent

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Word Origin for galactagogue

C19: from Greek gala, galaktos, milk + -agogue
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Medical definitions for galactagogue

galactagogue
[ gə-lăktə-gôg′ ]

n.

An agent that promotes the secretion and flow of milk.
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