dissynagogue (s) (noun)
, dissynagogues (pl)
The exclusion of a member of the Jewish faith from the synagogue: In the story Mary was reading, a dissynagogue would be put into effect when a member of the Jewish faith decided to join a Christian church.
electrovagogram, vagogram (s) (noun)
; electrovagograms; vagograms (pl)
1. A record of the electric changes occurring in the vagus nerve: The technician, Mr. Jackson, studied the electrovagogram
of the patient before conferring with Dr. Smith.
The vagogram shows how the vagus nerve supplies nerve fibers to the pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), lungs, heart, esophagus, and the intestinal tract as far as the transverse portion of the colon. This nerve also brings sensory information back to the brain from the ear, tongue, pharynx, and larynx.
2. Etymology: from Latin vagus
, "wandering" and it is appropriate because the vagus nerve
wanders all the way down from the brainstem to the colon, which is a long wandering way
emmenagogic, emmenagogical (adjective)
; more emmenagogic, most emmenagogic; more emmenagogical; most emmenagogical
In medicine, pertaining to the stimulation of the blood flow into the pelvic region and uterus: Dr. Lawson said that Lucy should take an emmenagogic medication in order to promote her menstrual discharge.
emmenagogology (s) (noun)
, emmenagogologies (pl)
A treatise on, or a field of learning regarding emmenagogues: In one of her medical classes, Judy read an emmenagogology, or essay, about the medication, either a drug, agent or herb, that induced menstruation in girls and women.
emmenagogue (s) (noun)
, emmenagogues (pl)
An agent that induces or increases menstrual flow: Dr. Green told Peggy that the herb termed emmenagogue would help to improve the blood flow during her period.
epagoge (s) (noun) (no pl)
The method of bringing forward a number of particular instances to lead to a general conclusion; argument by induction: An epagoge was explained by Jim's teacher to be rhetorical inductive reasoning, or proof by an example or an argument from a similar case.
, more epagogic, most epagogic
Pertaining to inductive reasoning: In class Mr. Smart told the students that they should use epagogic or logical thinking when solving their homework assignment.
In anatomy, a reference to the stomach and the esophagus; gastroesophageal: When Nancy went to her doctor, she complained of having heartburn, and her doctor diagnosed her as having a case of esophagogastric reflux causing the discomfort of regurgitation, especially following meals.
esophagogastroplasty (s) (noun)
, esophagogastroplasties (pl)
Plastic repair of the esophagus and stomach; cardioplasty: Dr. Robinson told Mrs. Hathaway that her ailment could be alleviated by esophagogastroplasty, an operation involving a plastic restoration of her stomach and esophagus.
esophagogastroscopy (s) (noun)
, esophagogastroscopies (pl)
Endoscopic health check of the esophagus and the stomach: In order to find out what the cause of Mrs. Black's ailment was, an esophagogastroscopy had to be performed and Mrs. Black had to stay in hospital for the examination.
esophagogastrostomy, esophagogastroanastomosis, gastroesophagostomy (s) (noun)
; esophagogastrostomies; esophagogastroanastomosises; gastroesophagostomies (pl)
Anastomosis of the esophagus to the stomach: An esophagogastrostomy is an operation that constructs a channel between the esophagus and the stomach, and which offen follows an esophagogastrectomy.
esophagogram (s) (noun)
, esophagograms (pl)
A diagnostic or indicative image created by esophagography: Am esophagogram
is a roentgenogram of the esophagus acquired during an esophagraphy.
An esophagogram can also be explained as being a radiographic record of contrast by esophagography or by a barium swallow, which is an oral administration of barium sulfate suspension for radiographic investigation of the esophagus.
esophagography (s) (noun)
, esophagographies (pl)
1. Radiography of the esophagus using swallowed or injected radiopaque contrast media: An esophagography is a roentgenography of the esophagus while or immediately after a patient swallows a positive contrast medium such as barium sulfate suspended in water.
2. The technique of obtaining an esophagogram: In her class at medical school, Peggy learned that esophagography used the method of diagnostic imaging of the esophagus.
ethnagogue (s) (noun)
, ethnagogues (pl)
An individual who leads a nation or a leader of a nation: In her book about history, Alice came across the term ethnagogue as being a person who controlled or governed a country.
galactagogue (s) (noun)
, galactagogues (pl)
An substance that promotes the secretion and flow of milk: In order to breast feed her baby, Jenifer needed an herbal galactagogue to increase lactation.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern":