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irritant

 [ir´ĭ-tant]
1. causing irritation.
2. an agent that causes irritation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ir·ri·tant

(ir'i-tănt),
1. Irritating; causing irritation.
2. Any agent with this action.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ir·ri·tant

(ir'i-tănt)
1. Irritating; causing irritation.
2. Any agent with this action.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ir·ri·tant

(ir'i-tănt)
1. Irritating; causing irritation.
2. Any agent with this action.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about irritant

Q. I have stomach problem from many years.This irritates me a lot and I feel troubled by this weight on me. I have stomach problem from many years. I am in my middle age and have given room for all the methods to lose weight and even read books and all and all magazines but in vain. This irritates me a lot and I feel troubled by this weight on me. What could be the reason for this?

A. Its tedious for some people to lose weight, while majority can and do lose weight, why not. You must meet a dietician and attend for 2 or 3 quarters of a year on regular basis. Ask to work with you to find the weight loss plan that will ‘unlock’ your metabolism. Now patience is needed so, and do not be hopeless; it could be something straightforward that you are making a wrong move. Keep a record of what you eat and drink together with your exercise log and take it to your dietician on a very initial meeting, you will be well on your way to losing weight.

Q. It’s actually a real source of irritation to me. I can't stand. Any such experiences…. The cesarean incision done on my body is really sensitive. I avoid touching it. I try to wear clothes that come up over my scar line, and I hate it when my son steps on the area when we're playing. It’s actually a real source of irritation to me. I can't stand. Any such experiences….

A. I don't think I had sensitivity like you. As far as I can remember I was able to wear jeans once it healed. One thing that does set off the sensitivity for me is when my brother`s dog of the right height jumps on me and puts their claws over the area. I wish to know is that area sensitive or paining? Both make a lot of difference. Better consult with your physician.

Q. I was diagnosed with "Baker's cyst". The pain in very irritating. what can I do to ease the pain? I was diagnosed with "Baker's cyst". The pain in very irritating but I prefer not to undergo surgery or steroid injections. is there another more "holistic" way to take care of my situation?

A. Here are some more "holistic" options that helped me (though you should consult your doctor before doing anything...):
Knee bracing and quadriceps physiotherapy.
If you don't want surgery and don't want to be injected with steroids, but it is OK with you to suction the cyst - I heard it can help a lot, but I must say I didn't try it.

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Washington, May 19 (ANI): A study has found that workers exposed to the complex mixture of toxic airborne chemicals following the 9/11 disaster had a decreased ability to detect odours and irritants two years after the exposure.
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Quoting the President, Panelo said the irritants arose from the 2016 arbitral ruling invalidating China's claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.
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To evaluate the method's sensitivity to vaginal irritants, nonoxynol-9 (N-9) was used in concentrations ranging from 0.001 to 100% (v/v) (aqueous solutions, when applicable).
On Monday, Akhtar constituted a committee comprising two members - SECP chairman and Central Depository Company (CDC) CEO - to identify the irritants. PSX board member Moin Fudda will assist the committee.
He also said that both the countries should remove existing irritants in the bilateral trade and private sectors should make serious efforts to avail the opportunities at the optimal level.
Dr Constantine Vardavas said it could breach legislation, adding: "E-cigarette liquids have ingredients that are potential respiratory irritants." But earlier this year, a study by University College London found smokers who switched to e-cigarettes had fewer toxins and cancer-causing substances in their bodies.
Director of discovery safety at AstraZeneca Gothenburg, Jorrit Hornberg, said: "By combining SenzaGen's technological expertise and our experience with inhaled compounds, we aim to develop a method to investigate whether drug-like molecules induce similar genomic signatures known as respiratory irritants. That could ultimately be applied to steer away from a potential irritancy hazard and enable the discovery of safer drugs for patients."
For the SLS irritation model, procedure described in literature was used.14 A well-known tensoactive agent was used as an irritant. This substance determines toxic dermatological effect.
The rabbit as a model for evaluation of skin irritants. A comparison of results obtained on animals and man using repeated skin exposures.