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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This literature review examined whether the use of herbal galactagogues have a role in improving milk production in puerperal women experiencing insufficient milk supply (IMS).
Methods: A systematic literature review is being conducted to provide accurate and broadly representative estimates of the clinical efficacy of herbal galactagogues in IMS.
Most notably, Trigonella foenumgraecum (fenugreek), Foeniculum vulgare (fennel), Illicium verum (star anise) and Zingiber officinale (Ginger) have received recent research attention to complement their long, traditional history of use as herbal galactagogues.
Herbal galactagogues have the potential to add to the comprehensive management of lactation insufficiency.
Herbal galactagogues may be used to help support milk supply.
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.