hydragog

hydragogue

[hahy-druh-gawg, -gog]
adjective
1.
causing the discharge of watery fluid, as from the bowels.
noun
2.
Also, hydragog. Pharmacology. a hydragogue agent.

Origin:
1630–40; < Latin hydragōgus < Greek hydragōgós water-conveying, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + agōgós leading, guiding (see -agogue)

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hydragogue (ˈhaɪdrəˌɡɒɡ)
 
n
med any purgative that causes evacuation of water from the bowels

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hydragogue hy·dra·gogue (hī'drə-gôg')
n.
Any of a class of cathartics that aid in the removal of edematous fluids and thus promote the discharge of watery fluid from the bowels.

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