Emmenagogue meaning

ĭ-mĕnə-gôg, -gŏg
(medicine) Herb that stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
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A drug or agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.
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Anything used to stimulate the menstrual flow.
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A drug or agent that induces or hastens menstrual flow.
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Origin of emmenagogue

  • Greek emmēna the menses (from) (neuter pl. of emmēnos monthly) (en- in en–2) (mēn month mē-2 in Indo-European roots) –agogue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek μήν (mēn, “month”) + ἀγωγός (agōgos, “leading”).

    From Wiktionary