- a sialagogic agent or medicine.
Origin of sialagogue
1775–85; < New Latin sialagōgus < Greek síal(on) saliva + -agōgós -agogue
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Examples from the Web for sialogogue
Jaborandi, jab′o-ran′di, n. a Brazilian shrub with sialogogue and diaphoretic properties.
Sialogogue, sī-al′o-gog, n. a drug which increases the secretion of saliva—also Sial′agogue.
- med any drug or agent that can stimulate the flow of saliva
C18: from New Latin sialagōgus, from Greek sialon saliva + -agogue
- Variant ofsialagogue
- A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva.ptyalagogue
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