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emmenagogue

[uh-men-uh-gawg, -gog, uh-mee-nuh-] /əˈmɛn əˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg, əˈmi nə-/
noun
1.
a medicine or procedure that promotes menstrual discharge.
adjective
2.
Also, emmenagogic
[uh-men-uh-goj-ik, -gog-, uh-mee-nuh-] /əˌmɛn əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgɒg-, əˌmi nə-/ (Show IPA)
. stimulating the menstrual flow.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < Greek émmēn(a) menses (see emmenia) + -agogue
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British Dictionary definitions for emmenagogic

emmenagogue

/ɪˈmɛnəˌɡɒɡ; -ˈmiː-/
noun
1.
a drug or agent that increases menstrual flow
adjective
2.
inducing or increasing menstrual flow
Word Origin
C18: from Greek emmēna menses, (from mēn month) + -agogue
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emmenagogic in Medicine

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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