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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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Fringe tree is now used in Western herbal medicine as a cholagogue, choleretic, mild laxative, antiemetic and a depurative (Bone 2003).
Some carminatives act as cholagogues, promoting the flow of bile from the gallbladder that, in turn, promote the digestion and absorption of fats.
28), (29) Its primary actions are noted to include cholagogue (inducing bile flow), digestive, appetite stimulating and wound healing, of which all are attributed to its essential oils and amaroids.
Another cholagogue, Artemisia asiatica (Asian wormwood), has been shown experimentally to reduce GERD-related symptoms.
This is why it is considered both a choleretic and a cholagogue.
11), (12) Its primary actions are noted to include cholagogue (inducing bile flow), digestive, appetite stimulating and wound healing, of which all are attributed to its essential oils and amaroids.
One herbal combination formula that has been studied in IBS contains the bitter candytuft lberis amara); a cholagogue (celandine [Chelidonium majus] leaf and flower); carminatives (caraway [Carum carvi], peppermint [Mentha piperita], chamomile [Matricaria recutita]); an antiinflammatory (licorice [Glycyrrhiza spp.
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.
One herbal combination formula that has been studied in IBS contains the bitter candytuft (Iberis amara), a cholagogue (celandine [Chelidonium majus]) leaf and flower, carminatives (caraway [Carum carvi], peppermint [Mentha piperita], chamomile [Matricaria recutita] ): an anti-inflammatory (licorice [Glycyrrhiza spp.
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.