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cholagogue

 [ko´lah-gog]
an agent that stimulates gallbladder contraction to promote bile flow. adj., adj cholagog´ic.

cho·la·gogue

(kō'lă-gog), Avoid the misspellings cholegogue and chologogue.
1. An agent that promotes the flow of bile into the intestine, especially as a result of contraction of the gallbladder.
2. Relating to such an agent or effect. Synonym(s): cholagogic
[chol- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]

cholagogue

/chol·a·gogue/ (ko´lah-gog) an agent that stimulates gallbladder contraction to promote bile flow.cholagog´ic

cholagogue

[kō′ləgog]
Etymology: Gk, chole, bile, agogein, to draw forth
a drug that stimulates the flow of bile.

cho·la·gogue

(kō'lă-gog)
1. An agent that promotes the flow of bile into the intestine, especially as a result of contraction of the gallbladder.
2. Relating to such an agent or effect.
Synonym(s): cholagogic.
[chol- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]

cholagogue

A drug, such as dehydrocholic acid, that promotes the flow of bile.

cholagogue (chōˑ·l·gg),

n a substance that stimulates contraction of the gall bladder, thus promoting secretion of bile.

cho·la·gogue

(kō'lă-gog)
Agent that promotes flow of bile into the intestine.
[chol- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]

cholagogue (kō´ləgog),

n a substance that stimulates emptying of the gallbladder and flow of bile.

cholagogue

an agent that stimulates gallbladder contraction to promote bile flow.
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Some carminatives act as cholagogues, promoting the flow of bile from the gallbladder that, in turn, promote the digestion and absorption of fats.
From a Western botanical traditional approach, combining these bitters with herbal cholagogues, carminatives, antispasmodics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, astringents, nerviness, adaptogens, antidiarrheals, and aperients (mild laxatives) can possibly address the multiplicity of IBS symptoms more effectively.
It has also been used as an analgesic, anti-rheumatic, carminative, cholagogue, diuretic, expectorant, anti-epileptic, for effects on human fertility, hepatoprotective and antimutagenic but its radioprotective effects are not known (EI-Gadi and Bshina, 1989; Al-sereiti et al.
Dandelion is commonly prescribed by phytotherapists for choleretic, cholagogue, laxative, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic and hypoglycemic (Turkey and Mexico) activity.
Found in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the plant is used traditionally as a cholagogue and deobstruent in hepatic enlargement and jaundice.
Kupke D, Sanden HV, Trinczek-Gartner H, Lewin J, Blumel G, Reimann HJ (1991) An evaluation of the choleretic activity of a plant-baased cholagogue.