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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sal've-a

Definition: The dried leaves of Salvia officinalis (family Labiatae), garden or meadow sage; it inhibits secretory activity, especially of the sweat glands, and was also formerly used in treatment of bronchitis and inflammation of the throat.

Synonym(s): sage


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