sialagogue

sialagogue

[sahy-al-uh-gawg, -gog] Medicine/Medical.
adjective
1.
sialagogic ( def 1 ).
noun
2.
a sialagogic agent or medicine.
Also, sialogogue.


Origin:
1775–85; < Neo-Latin sialagōgus < Greek síal(on) saliva + -agōgós -agogue

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sialagogue or sialogogue (ˈsaɪələˌɡɒɡ, saɪˈæləˌɡɒɡ, ˈsaɪələˌɡɒɡ, saɪˈæləˌɡɒɡ)
 
n
med any drug or agent that can stimulate the flow of saliva
 
[C18: from New Latin sialagōgus, from Greek sialon saliva + -agogue]
 
sialogogue or sialogogue
 
n
 
[C18: from New Latin sialagōgus, from Greek sialon saliva + -agogue]
 
sialagogic or sialogogue
 
adj
 
sialogogic or sialogogue
 
adj

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sialagogue si·al·a·gogue or si·al·o·gogue (sī-āl'ə-gôg')
n.
A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva. Also called ptyalagogue.

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