Definition of sialagogue in English:
A drug that promotes the secretion of saliva.
- Treatment is simple and includes resting the voice, along with warm sialogogues for symptom relief.
- By its sialagogue and stimulant effects upon the gastric membranes it promotes digestion.
- It is used as a stimulant in languid states of the system, and as a sialagogue in paralysis of the tongue and mouth.
Late 18th century: from French, from Greek sialon 'saliva' + agōgos 'leading'.
Definition of sialagogue in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.