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emmenagogue

/em·men·a·gogue/ (ĕ-men´ah-gog) an agent or measure that induces menstruation.emmenagog´ic

emmenagogue

(ĭ-mĕn′ə-gôg′, -gŏg′)
n.
A drug or agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.

emmenagogue

Herbal medicine
A herb used to increase the menstrual flow. Herbal emmenagogues include black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa), blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides), life root (Senecio aureus), mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides), pulsatilla (Anemone pulsatilla), southernwood (Artemisia abrotanum), squaw vine (Mitchella repens) and tansy (Tanacetum vulgare).

emmenagogue

Medtalk A drug or chemical that triggers menstruation. See Abortifacient.

Emmenagogue

A medication or herbal preparation given to bring on a woman's menstrual period.
Mentioned in: Oligomenorrhea

emmenagogue (i·menˑ··ggˈ),

n a substance that promotes the flow of menstrual blood.