choleretic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German cholereticum, from modern Latin choleresis (bile secretion from the liver) (modelled on diuretic).

Adjective[edit]

choleretic (comparative more choleretic, superlative most choleretic)

  1. Stimulating the production of bile by the liver.
    This drug has a strong choleretic effect.

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Noun[edit]

choleretic (plural choleretics)

  1. A drug which stimulates the production of bile by the liver.
    Phenobarbital is a powerful choleretic.

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