counterirritant


coun·ter·ir·ri·tant

noun \ˌkan-tər-ˈir-ə-tənt\

Definition of COUNTERIRRITANT

1
:  an agent applied locally to produce superficial inflammation with the object of reducing inflammation in deeper adjacent structures
2
:  an irritation or discomfort that diverts attention from another
counterirritant adjective

First Known Use of COUNTERIRRITANT

1844

coun·ter·ir·ri·tant

noun \-ˈir-ə-tənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COUNTERIRRITANT

: an agent applied locally to produce superficial inflammation with the object of reducing inflammation in deeper adjacent structures
counterirritant adjective

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