counterirritant

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noun coun·ter·ir·ri·tant \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈir-ə-tənt\

Definition of counterirritant

  1. 1 :  an agent applied locally to produce superficial inflammation with the object of reducing inflammation in deeper adjacent structures

  2. 2 :  an irritation or discomfort that diverts attention from another

counterirritant

adjective

First Known Use of counterirritant

1844


Medical Dictionary

counterirritant

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noun coun·ter·ir·ri·tant \-ˈir-ə-tənt\

Medical Definition of counterirritant

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

counterirritant

adjective

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