counterirritant

noun coun·ter·ir·ri·tant \ ˌkau̇n-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


Medical Dictionary

counterirritant

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

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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