mechanical irritant

me·chan·i·cal ir·ri·tant

(mĕ-kan'i-kăl ir'i-tănt)
In dentistry, irritation of dental pulp due to trauma from use of dental handpieces or instruments.
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Among regular doctors in the 1880s and 1890s, the most popular theories of cancer held that inevitably it was "excited," as Sir Herbert Snow said, by "som continued mechanical irritant.
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The Occupational Safety & Health Administration requires employers to provide eye and face protection to guard against chemical, environmental, radiological or mechanical irritants or hazards.