Definition of sialagogue in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌɪələɡɒɡ/


A drug that promotes the secretion of saliva.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

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