cholecystagogue

noun
cho·​le·​cys·​ta·​gogue | \ ˌkō-lə-ˈsist-ə-ˌgäg, ˌkäl-ə- How to pronounce cholecystagogue (audio) \

Medical Definition of cholecystagogue

: an agent (as cholecystokinin) that causes the gallbladder to discharge bile

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“Cholecystagogue.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cholecystagogue. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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