or se·cre·ta·gogue

[ si-kree-tuh-gog, -gawg ]
/ sɪˈkri təˌgɒg, -ˌgɔg /

noun Physiology.

a substance or situation that promotes secretion.


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Origin of secretagog

First recorded in 1915–20; secrete1 + -agog(ue) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for secretagogue

/ (sɪˈkriːtəɡɒɡ) /


med a substance that stimulates secretion

Derived forms of secretagogue

secretagogic, adjective
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Medical definitions for secretagogue

[ sĭ-krētə-gôg′ ]


A hormone or another agent that causes or stimulates secretion.
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