cholagogue definition

  • noun:
    • Any representative that encourages the discharge of bile.
    • A substance which encourages a flow of bile, by increasing its secretion, by assisting the circulation through the gall-bladder to the duodenum, or by quickening peristalsis, so hurrying the bile through intestines before it or its constituents tend to be soaked up.
  • adjective:
    • Promoting the release of bile through the system.

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