emmenagogic

emmenagogue

[uh-men-uh-gawg, -gog, uh-mee-nuh-] Medicine/Medical.
noun
1.
a medicine or procedure that promotes menstrual discharge.
adjective
2.
Also, emmenagogic [uh-men-uh-goj-ik, -gog-, uh-mee-nuh-] . stimulating the menstrual flow.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Greek émmēn(a) menses (see emmenia) + -agogue

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emmenagogue (ɪˈmɛnəˌɡɒɡ, -ˈmiː-)
 
n
1.  a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow
 
adj
2.  inducing or increasing menstrual flow
 
[C18: from Greek emmēna menses, (from mēn month) + -agogue]

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emmenagogue em·men·a·gogue (ĭ-měn'ə-gôg')
n.
An agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow. Also called hemagogue.


em·men'a·gog'ic (-gŏj'ĭk) adj.
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