Origin of hydragogue
Examples from the Web for hydragogue
Purgatives and hydragogue cathartics usually fail to give relief, and add much to the patient's discomfort.
Used in frictions on the abdomen as a hydragogue purgative, in mania, dropsy, &c.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
It is a powerful irritant, and is employed medicinally as a drastic and hydragogue cathartic.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
Cathartics, especially those of a hydragogue nature, are also very beneficial.
The highly irritable and congested intestinal mucous membrane precludes the employment of hydragogue cathartics.