An agent which produces vaso-dilation of peripheral blood vessels by stimulating nerve-endings of the skin to generate irritation intended to relieve deep-seated pain
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A counter-irritant is a remedy applied to the body externally which relieves a discomfort somewhere else by producing a local irritation. They effect relief by reflex action due to the sensation they impart to the nerves of the skin below. The term is more specifically applied to such irritating sub...
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A counterirritant is a substance which creates inflammation in one location with the goal of lessening the inflammation in another location. . This strategy falls into the more general category of counterstimulation. Capsaicin is an example of a counterirritant. ...
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[n] - a medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation
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A substance applied to the skin to produce an irritating, heating, or vasodilating effect, in order to speed local healing by increasing circulation of blood, radiating the heat inward to inflamed tissues deep below the skin. It can also be used to induce reflex stimulation to seemingly unrelated in...
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An agent that produces inflammation or irritation when applied locally to affect another, usually irritated surface to stimulate circulation, e.g. a mustard plaster or liniment.
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Coun'ter·ir`ri·tant noun , Coun'ter*ir`ri*ta'tion noun See Counter irritant , etc., under Counter , adjective
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1. An agent that causes irritation or a mild inflammation of the skin in order to relieve symptoms of a deep-seated inflammatory process. ... 2. Relating to or producing counterirritation. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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noun a medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation
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(koun″tәr-ir´ĭ-tәnt) producing counterirritation. an agent that so acts.
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• (n.) Alt. of Counterirritation
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Type: Term Pronunciation: kown′ter-ir′i-tant Definitions: 1. An agent that causes irritation or a mild inflammation of the skin to relieve symptoms of a deep-seated inflammatory process. 2. Relating to or producing counterirritation. Enhances blood flow to affected area.
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1) Distractive annoyance 2) Medicament 3) Medication 4) Medicinal drug 5) Medicine
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