TITLE

counterirritant

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p494
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "counterirritant" is presented. Counterirritant refers to an agent such as mustard plaster that is applied locally to produce inflammatory reaction for the purpose of affecting some other part, usually adjacent to or underlying the surface irritated. The term originated from the words "contra" which means against and "irritare" which means to excite.
ACCESSION #
21224197

 

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