galactagogue

galactagogue [gə lak′tə gäg΄]
n.
GALACT(O)- + -AGOGUE
an agent that stimulates or increases the secretion of milk

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  • galactagogue — [galaktagɔg] adj. et n. m. ÉTYM. 1865; de galact , et suff. agogue. ❖ ♦ Méd. (Vx). Qui favorise la sécrétion lactée. ⇒ Galactogène. N. m. || Un galactagogue : une substance galactagogue. ➪ tableau Noms de remèdes …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • galactagogue — [gə lak′tə gäg΄] n. [ GALACT(O) + AGOGUE] an agent that stimulates or increases the secretion of milk …   English World dictionary

  • Galactagogue — A galactagogue is a substance that induces lactation. [OED] The most commonly cited galactagogues are herbal: fenugreek, brewer s yeast, blessed thistle, and alfalfa; others include anise, astragalus root, boza, burdock, nettle, fennel, flax,… …   Wikipedia

  • galactagogue — (ga la kta go gh ) adj. Terme de médecine. Qui a la propriété de déterminer ou d augmenter la sécrétion lactée.    Substantivement. Un galactagogue. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, lait, et, qui conduit …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • galactagogue — /gəˈlæktəgɒg/ (say guh laktuhgog) adjective 1. increasing the amount of milk collected, either with or without increasing the amount secreted. –noun 2. a galactagogue agent or medicine. {Greek galakt milk (stem of gala) + agōgos bringing} …   Australian English dictionary

  • galactagogue — adj. & n. adj. inducing a flow of milk. n. a galactagogue substance. Etymology: Gk gala galaktos milk, + agogos leading …   Useful english dictionary

  • galactagogue — noun A substance that induces lactation …   Wiktionary

  • galactagogue — An agent that promotes the secretion and flow of milk. [galact + G. agogos, leading] * * * ga·lac·ta·gogue or ga·lac·to·gogue gə lak tə .gäg n an agent that promotes the secretion of milk called also lactagogue * * * n. an agent that …   Medical dictionary

  • Galactagogue — A substance increasing flow of milk . Brosimum, Carica, Centropogon, Cyperus, Euphorbia, Faramea, Gossypium, Jatropha, Lepidium, Momordica, Phyllanthus, Portulaca, Ricinus, Sesamum, Trophis …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • galactagogue — adj. increases the amount of milk n. substance which increases the amount of milk …   English contemporary dictionary

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