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Meaning of COUNTERIRRITANT

Pronunciation:  `kawntur'iritunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation
 

COUNTERIRRITANT is a 15 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Coun"ter*ir`ri*tant\ (-?r"r?-tant), n.,
 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Process of applying an irritating substance to the skin to produce increased blood circulation to the area. Classic example (now considered an outdated treatment) is mustard plaster applied to the chest to relieve bronchial congestion or cough.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adjuvant, antacid, antidote, buffer, carminative, counteractant, counteractive, counteragent, emmenagogue, expectorant, hormone, maturative, neutralizer, nullifier, offset, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, remedy, vasodilator, vitamin
 

 

 

 

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