-agogic-, -agogue, -agog, -agogic, -agoguery, -agogy

(Greek: usually a suffix meaning: lead, leading, leading forth, guide, guiding; bring, take; promoting, stimulating)

pedagoguish (adjective), more pedagoguish, most pedagoguish
Characteristic of, or befitting, a pedagogue: When Mrs. Williams was home again and very tired after teaching, her own children accused her of still being pedagoguish and narrow-minded at home, and not like an understanding and happy mother they wanted to have.
pedagogy (s) (noun), pedagogies (pl)
The function, profession, or practice of a school instructor; the work or occupation of teaching; the art or science of teaching; instruction: Pedagogy includes the discipline, training, and the means or system of introductory training in teaching methods.

Too often, education is the period during which some are being instructed by those they do not know, about something they do not want to know.


phlegmagogic (adjective), more phlegmagogic, most phlegmagogic
Regarding the discharge of phlegm: Jill asked her doctor how long it would take for the phlegmagogic matter or secretion to be expelled from her bronchial passages by coughing.
phlegmagogue (s) (noun), phlegmagogues (pl)
A medicine for expelling phlegm: In order for Jill to get rid of the viscid mucus in her bronchial passages, Dr. Edwards told her to get phlegmagogue at the pharmacy and take it as suggested on the package.
phylacagogic (adjective), more phylacagogic, most phylacagogic
Regarding the stimulation of the production of protective antibodies: immunogenic; antigenic: In her medical class, Mary learned that phylacagogic properties concerned the induction of an immune response.
physagogue (s) (noun), physagogues (pl)
The expulsion of flatus: Because Mr. Grant suffered from gas in his digestive tract, he went to his doctor who said that he had a condition of physagogue, which could be treated.
psychagogic (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Concerning the mind or soul being influenced or persuaded in some way: Thinking about her career as an artist had a psychagogic effect on Nancy because she had the talent for this field of work and it was very attractive and inspiring for her life.
2. Referring to a psychotherapeutic system of controlling a person's actions by proposing advantageous goals: Mrs. Nelson thought that psychagogic help with a specialist could enable her make a decision regarding her marriage.
psychagogos (s) (noun), psychagogos
A conductor of souls to the lower world: A psychagogos refers especially to Hermes in Greek mythology.

A psychagogos can also depict an evoker of spirits, also termed a necromancer.

psychagogue (s) (noun), psychagogues (pl)
1. Someone who directs or leads the mind: Professor Higgins was a psychagogue who was a believer and practicer of psychagogy.
2. A person who calls up departed spirits; a necromancer: Joe's aunt was a psychagogue who was involved with divination which concerned the dead or death.
psychagogy (s) (noun) (no pl)
1. In a spiritual sense, guidance of the mind or soul: Jill's pastor was active in psychagogy and was willing to help her make decisions regarding the goals in her life.
2. Psychotherapeutic re-education stressing social adjustment of the individual: Psychagogy can be a psychotherapy that stresses the adoption by the patient of a suitable life goal.
ptyalagogic (adjective), more ptyalagogic, most ptyalagogic
Pertaining to something that induces the production of saliva: Since Jane's mouth was often too dry, she couldn't swallow very well, so her doctor prescribed a ptyalagogic medicine for her to take.
ptyalagogue (s) (noun), ptyalagogues (pl)
A drug that promotes the flow of saliva; sialogogue: Ptyalagogue can be any agent that stimulates the flow of saliva (e.g., anticholinesterase agents).

Ptyalagogue is a medicine that increases salivation or promotes the discharge of saliva.

ptysmagogue (s) (noun), ptysmagogues (pl)
1. The spittle or muscus that is discharged from the lungs and mouth: Sam's doctor said that it was important for the ptysmagogue or phlegm to be coughed up and spit out so that he could get over his bad cold.
2. The process of expectoration: Dr. Porter told Sandra that she needed some medicine to promote the ptysmagogue to clear her lungs of mucus.
sebiagogic (adjective), more sebiagogic, most sebiagogic
Relating to something that that stimulates or promotes secretion or a fatty substance; sebiferous; sebiparous; secretogogue: There are some sebiagogic glands that produce hormones, saliva, or lymph.
sebiferous, sebagogic (adjective); more sebiferous, most sebiferous; more sebagogic, most sebagogic
Concerning the production of sebaceous matter or secreting sebum: Gary leaned that certain glands were sebiferous which meant that they developed a fatty, waxlike, or oily substance.

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; poten-; regi-; tyran-.