counterirritation


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counterirritation

 [kown″ter-ir″ĭ-ta´shun]
an irritation produced in one part of the body that is intended to relieve an irritation in some other part.

count·er·ir·ri·ta·tion

(kown'ter-ir'i-tā'shŭn),
Irritation or mild inflammation (redness, vesication, or pustulation) of the skin excited for the purpose of relieving symptoms of an inflammation of the deeper structures.

counterirritation

/coun·ter·ir·ri·ta·tion/ (-ir″ĭ-ta´shun) superficial irritation intended to relieve some other irritation.

count·er·ir·ri·ta·tion

(kown'tĕr-ir-i-tā'shŭn)
Irritation or mild inflammation (redness, vesication, or pustulation) of the skin excited for the purpose of relieving symptoms of an inflammation of the deeper structures.
Synonym(s): revulsion (1) .

counterirritation,

n technique that relieves irritation in one part of the body by producing superficial irritation in another part.

counterirritation

superficial irritation intended to relieve some other irritation.