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  • noun Plural form of cholagogue.

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Examples

  • The sluggish organs of elimination are prodded by poisonous cathartics, laxatives, diaphoretics, cholagogues and tonics, all of which, after temporary stimulation, leave the organs in a more weakened and the system in a more poisoned condition.

    Nature Cure

  • We therefore use diaphoretics to stimulate the sweat and excretions from the skin; diuretics to favor the elimination of matter by the kidneys; cholagogues and laxatives to increase the action of the liver and intestines, and to drain from these important organs all the waste material which is aiding to choke up and congest their rich plexuses of blood vessels.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • In the volitive temperament, the firm, tenacious, toning, and restraining faculties _repress_, rather than _encourage_ biliary secretion, and hence the necessity for administering large doses of cholagogues, remedies which stimulate the secretion of bile.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • He would naturally think twice before he gave an emetic or cathartic which evacuated his own pocket, and be sparing of the cholagogues that emptied the biliary ducts of his own wallet, unless he were sure they were needed.

    Medical Essays, 1842-1882

  • He would naturally think twice before he gave an emetic or cathartic which evacuated his own pocket, and be sparing of the cholagogues that emptied the biliary ducts of his own wallet, unless he were sure they were needed.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • Drugs that stimulate bile production by the liver are choleretic, while those that accelerate flow of bile into the duodenum are cholagogues.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • Mercury, in the form of calomel, is one of the best-known cholagogues [an agent designed to increase the flow of bile and, thereby, stimulate lower bowel action, ~ed.

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