sialagogue

noun
si·al·a·gogue | \sī-ˈa-lə-ˌgäg \

Definition of sialagogue 

: an agent that promotes the flow of saliva

First Known Use of sialagogue

circa 1783, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sialagogue

New Latin sialagogus promoting the expulsion of saliva, from Greek sialon saliva + New Latin -agogus -agogue

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sialagogue

noun
si·al·a·gogue | \sī-ˈal-ə-ˌgäg \

Medical Definition of sialagogue 

: an agent that promotes the flow of saliva

called also sialogogue

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