hydragogue


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hydragogue

 [hi″drah-gog]
1. increasing the fluid content of the feces.
2. a cathartic that causes evacuation of watery feces.
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hy·dra·gogue

(hī'dră-gog),
Producing a discharge of watery fluid; denoting a class of cathartics that retain fluids in the intestine and aid in the removal of edematous fluids, for example, saline cathartics.
[hydr- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]
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hy·dra·gogue

(hī'dră-gog)
Producing a discharge of watery fluid; denoting a class of cathartics that retain fluids in the intestine and aid in the removal of edematous fluids, e.g., saline cathartics.
[hydr- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012