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sialagogue

 [si-al´ah-gog]
an agent that stimulates the flow of saliva.
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si·al·a·gogue

(sī-al'ă-gog), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation sialogogue.
1. Promoting the flow of saliva.
2. An agent having this action (for example, anticholinesterase agents).
Synonym(s): ptyalagogue
[sial- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sialagogue

(sī-ăl′ə-gôg′, -gŏg′)
n.
A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva.

si′al·a·gog′ic (sī′ə-lə-gŏj′ĭk) adj.
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si·al·a·gogue

(sī-al'ă-gog, -ŏ-gog)
1. Promoting the flow of saliva.
2. An agent having this action (e.g., anticholinesterase agents).
[sial- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sialagogue

Anything that increases the flow of saliva.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

si·al·a·gogue

, sialogogue (sī-al'ă-gog, -ŏ-gog)
1. Promoting saliva flow.
2. Agent having this action (e.g., anticholinesterase agents).
[sial- + G. agōgos, drawing forth]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Silberstein pointed out that the study was limited by the absence of a control group of patients who were denied both sialagogues and corticosteroids.
DISCUSSION: The selected goals for premedication according to Tinker and Morgan (9) are relief of apprehension, sedation, analgesia, amnesia, to prevent undesirable side effects and autonomic reflex responses, to decrease MAC of volatile anaesthetics, to facilitate anaesthetic induction, anti sialagogue effect, to prevent nausea and vomiting and to reduce gastric fluid volume and acidity.
Apart from antifungals, sialagogues incorporation for the treatment of xerostomia conditions is also a newer area for studies.
A good number of prescribers (74%) had advocated for non-pharmacological measures like water vapour inhalation, hot beverages, sialagogues etc, albeit in addition to drug therapy and not as sole remedy, expect one prescriber (Table 6).