galactagogue


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galactagogue

(ɡəˈlæktəˌɡɒɡ)
adj
(Biochemistry) inducing milk secretion
n
(Biochemistry) a galactagogue agent
[C19: from Greek gala, galaktos, milk + -agogue]
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Noun1.galactagogue - agent that induces milk secretion
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
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ga·lac·ta·gogue

n. galactagogo, galactógeno, agente que promueve la secreción de leche.
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Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning in 2004 regarding the use of domperidone as a galactagogue in response to reports of cardiac arrhythmias and sudden deaths when the drug was prescribed as an antiemetic, explained Dr.
We found that galactogogues were frequently prescribed and used by more than half of the participants, which is higher than in high-income settings internationally, where a 5--33% prevalence of galactagogue use has been documented.
Traditionally, it is used as a laxative, emmenagogue, contraceptive, galactagogue, anti- asthmatic drug and antiviral agent [18].
In order to restore animal productivity and to optimize milk production in individual animals for better profits, NS seeds have been used as a galactagogue for lactating ruminants (Abo El- Nor et al.
The ethnic communities of Tinsukia district in Assam, India, use the plant against diarrhea and as a galactagogue [15].
Fenugreek [Trigonella foenum-graecum (Leguminosae)] is the most frequently used herbal galactagogue and is a member of the pea family (18).
1) Coriander seed has a traditional use as flavoring, galactagogue, carminative and antiseptic.
Dill oil has anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, galactagogue (helps breast milk secretion) and sedative properties.
If it was not Tete Kei, however, it was almost certainly Paga Pae, the galactagogue employed by Nila in Bo'a Gu.
2008) Dose-effect study of domperidone as a galactagogue in preterm mothers with insufficient milk supply, and its transfer into milk.
The effect of galactagogue herbal tea on breast milk production and short-term catch up of birth weight in the first week of life.