sialagogue

or si·al·o·gogue

[sahy-al-uh-gawg, -gog]Medicine/Medical
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adjective

noun

a sialagogic agent or medicine.

Nearby words

  1. sial,
  2. sial-,
  3. sialadenitis,
  4. sialadenosis,
  5. sialagogic,
  6. sialectasis,
  7. sialemesis,
  8. sialic,
  9. sialic acid,
  10. sialid

Origin of sialagogue

1775–85; < New Latin sialagōgus < Greek síal(on) saliva + -agōgós -agogue

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British Dictionary definitions for sialogogue

sialagogue

sialogogue

noun

med any drug or agent that can stimulate the flow of saliva
Derived Formssialagogic or sialogogic (ˌsaɪələˈɡɒdʒɪk), adjective

Word Origin for sialagogue

C18: from New Latin sialagōgus, from Greek sialon saliva + -agogue

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Medicine definitions for sialogogue

sialogogue

[sī-ălə-gôg′]

n.

Variant ofsialagogue

sialagogue

n.

A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva.ptyalagogue

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