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cholagogue

Pronunciation: ko'la-gog

Definition:

  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. agogos, drawing forth]

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