Oxytocic - An agent that stimulates contractions of the uterine muscle and so facilitates or speeds up childbirth.
Pectoral - A remedy for pulmonary or other chest diseases.
Poison - A substance which has harmful or destructive effect when in contact with living tissue.
Purgative - An agent that produces a vigorous emptying of the bowels.
Refrigerant - An agent that lowers abnormal body heat.
Restorative - An agent that restores consciousness or normal physiological activity.
Rebefacient - A gentle local irritant that produces reddening of the skin.
Sedative - A soothing agent that reduces nervousness, distress, or irritation.
Sialagogue - An agent that stimulates the secretion of saliva.
Specific - An agent which cures or alleviates a particular condition or disease.
Stimulant - An agent that excites or quickens the activity of physiological processes.
Stomachic - An agent that strengthens, stimulates, or tones the stomach.
Styptic - An agent that contracts tissue; astringent; specifically, a hemostatic agent that stops bleeding by contracting the blood vessels.
Sudorific - An agent that promotes or increases perspiration. (see also diaphoretic).