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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.
If this is the case, you may need a cholagogue, something that either helps empty your gallbladder of bile or helps your liver produce more of it if necessary.