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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]

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.

cho·la·gogue

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