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galactagogue

 [gah-lak´tah-gog]
1. promoting the flow of milk.
2. an agent that promotes the flow of milk.

ga·lac·ta·gogue

(gă-lak'tă-gog),
An agent that promotes the secretion and flow of milk.
[galact- + G. agōgos, leading]

ga·lac·ta·gogue

(gă-lak'tă-gog)
An agent that promotes the secretion and flow of milk.
[galact- + G. agōgos, leading]

galactagogue

Any agent that promotes the flow of milk.
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In the study by Kholif and Abd-El-Gawad (2001), the diet of lactating goats was supplemented with NS seeds as a galactagogue, and they reported an effect on milk yield and composition.
This plant is used around the world as galactagogue in women due to its phytoestrogens' significant levels [148].
If it was not Tete Kei, however, it was almost certainly Paga Pae, the galactagogue employed by Nila in Bo'a Gu.
(2008) Dose-effect study of domperidone as a galactagogue in preterm mothers with insufficient milk supply, and its transfer into milk.
The effect of galactagogue herbal tea on breast milk production and short-term catch up of birth weight in the first week of life.
In India, Trigonella foenum graecum (fenugreek) is commonly consumed as a condiment and used medicinally as a galactagogue by nursing mothers to increase inadequate breast milk supply (7).
Today I read for single words: glockenspiel, gingham, galactagogue. I turn gaiety into galleon via Galahad; and while reading your books, I find sentences functioning as introductory passages for the uninitiated.
Beer in quantities ranging from 800 mL to 1 L has been shown to increase serum prolactin secretion in normal men and non-lactating women as beer is reported to have different effects as a galactagogue, unlike ethanol alone (evidence level Carlson et al.--NHMRC IV; DeRosa et al.--NHMRC IV).
Domperidone is not known to cross the blood-brain barrier and is safer to use for mother and baby than some other drugs, proving useful as a galactagogue. Serum prolactin levels have been found to increase from 8.1 nanogram (ng)/millilitre (ml) to 124.1 ng/ml in non-lactating women after one 20milligram (mg) dose.
Although unavailable in the United States and not approved for lactation induction in any country, domperidone is being used off label as a galactagogue, the FDA said.
Ranunculaceae used as an anti-inflammatory agent and as an emmenagogue and galactagogue 16.
Even in modern times, alcohol continues to be hailed as an agent that promotes lactation (i.e., a galactagogue).