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hydragogue

[ hahy-druh-gawg, -gog ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg /
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adjective
causing the discharge of watery fluid, as from the bowels.
noun
Also hy·dra·gog .Pharmacology. a hydragogue agent.
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Origin of hydragogue

1630–40; <Latin hydragōgus<Greek hydragōgós water-conveying, equivalent to hydr-hydr-1 + agōgós leading, guiding (see -agogue)
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British Dictionary definitions for hydragogue

hydragogue
/ (ˈhaɪdrəˌɡɒɡ) /

noun
med any purgative that causes evacuation of water from the bowels
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Medical definitions for hydragogue

hydragogue
[ hīdrə-gôg′ ]

n.
Any of a class of cathartics that aid in the removal of edematous fluids and thus promote the discharge of watery fluid from the bowels.
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