A cholagogue, on the other hand, clears away a great quantity of bile, and the skin of patients so treated at once becomes clear.
On the skin its action is that of a diaphoretic, and being also excreted by the bile it acts slightly as a cholagogue.
It might therefore be supposed that Colchicum too acted as a cholagogue.
On the other hand, if you give him a cholagogue, you will produce an abundant evacuation and not injure him at all.
cholagogue, kol′a-gog, n. a purgative causing evacuations of bile.
Quinine, cholagogue, and whiskey were prescribed in large quantities, and Peter wondered why they failed to cure.
cholagogue was a fever-and-argue remedy of which I partook largely at that time.
He did not suspect that the quinine went into the fire, and the cholagogue down the drain-pipe from the washstand.
Oxbile has long been credited with a cholagogue action, which, however, has probably been greatly overestimated.
cholagogue cho·la·gogue (kō'lə-gôg')
An agent that promotes the flow of bile into the intestine, especially as a result of contraction of the gallbladder.