sialagogue


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si·al·a·gogue

 (sī-ăl′ə-gôg′, -gŏg′)
n.
A drug or other agent that increases the flow of saliva.

[Greek sialon, saliva + -agogue.]

si′al·a·gog′ic (sī′ə-lə-gŏj′ĭk) adj.

sialagogue

(ˈsaɪələˌɡɒɡ; saɪˈæləˌɡɒɡ) or

sialogogue

n
(Medicine) med any drug or agent that can stimulate the flow of saliva
[C18: from New Latin sialagōgus, from Greek sialon saliva + -agogue]
sialagogic, sialogogic adj

sialagogue

a medicine or substance that stimulates the flow of saliva. — sialagogic, n., adj.
See also: Bodily Functions
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Ginger has a sialagogue action, stimulating the production of saliva, which makes swallowing easier.
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