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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.