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galactagogue

/ɡəˈlæktəˌɡɒɡ/
adjective
1.
inducing milk secretion
noun
2.
a galactagogue agent
Word Origin
C19: from Greek gala, galaktos, milk + -agogue
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  • Burdock is believed to be a galactagogue, a substance that increases lactation.
galactagogue in Medicine

galactagogue ga·lac·ta·gogue (gə-lāk'tə-gôg')
n.
An agent that promotes the secretion and flow of milk.

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