a combining form with the meaning “leader, bringer,” of that named by the initial element, occurring in loanwords from Greek (demagogue; pedagogue); used also in medical terms that denote substances inducing the expulsion or secretion of that named by the initial element (cholagogue; hemagogue).
indicating a person or thing that leads or incites to action: pedagogue, demagogue
denoting a substance that stimulates the secretion of something: galactagogue
-agogue or -agog
A substance that stimulates the flow of: hemagogue.
- Agranular endoplasmic reticulum
agranular endoplasmic reticulum agranular endoplasmic reticulum a·gran·u·lar endoplasmic reticulum (ā-grān’yə-lər) n. Endoplasmic reticulum lacking in ribosomal granules, usually a characteristic of cells that secrete steroid hormones.
agranulocyte agranulocyte a·gran·u·lo·cyte (ā-grān’yə-lō-sīt’, ə-grān’-) n. A nongranular white blood cell.
a serious, acute blood disease, sometimes related to drug or radiation therapy, characterized by extreme leukopenia, fever, and ulcerations of the mucous membranes. noun a serious and sometimes fatal illness characterized by a marked reduction of leucocytes, usually caused by hypersensitivity to certain drugs agranulocytosis a·gran·u·lo·cy·to·sis (ā-grān’yə-lō-sī-tō’sĭs, ə-grān’-) n. An acute disease characterized by high […]
agranuloplastic agranuloplastic a·gran·u·lo·plas·tic (ā-grān’yə-lō-plās’tĭk, ə-grān’-) adj. Incapable of forming granular cells. Forming only nongranular cells.