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hydragogue

[hahy-druh-gawg, -gog] /ˈhaɪ drəˌgɔg, -ˌgɒg/
adjective
1.
causing the discharge of watery fluid, as from the bowels.
noun
2.
Also, hydragog. Pharmacology. a hydragogue agent.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Latin hydragōgus < Greek hydragōgós water-conveying, equivalent to hydr- hydr-1 + agōgós leading, guiding (see -agogue)
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British Dictionary definitions for hydragogue

hydragogue

/ˈhaɪdrəˌɡɒɡ/
noun
1.
(med) any purgative that causes evacuation of water from the bowels
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hydragogue in Medicine

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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