from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of sialogogue.


Greek sialon, saliva + -agogue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Theological argument, when not enlivened by bigotry, is seldom worse than narcotic: but theological fun, when not covert heresy, is almost always sialagogue.

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)

  • Any acrid drug, as pyrethrum, held in the mouth acts as a sialagogue externally by stimulating the excretory ducts of the salivary glands; and the siliqua hirsuta applied externally to the parotid gland, and even hard substances in the ear, are said to have the same effect.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life


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