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liniment

 [lin´ĭ-ment]
a medicinal preparation in an oily, soapy, or alcoholic vehicle, intended to be rubbed on the skin as a counterirritant or anodyne.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lin·i·ment

(lin'i-ment), Avoid the misspelling linament.
A liquid preparation for external application or application to the gums; they may be clear dispersions, suspensions, or emulsions, and are frequently applied by friction to the skin; used as counterirritants, rubefacients, anodynes, or cleansing agents.
[L., fr. lino, to smear]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

liniment

(lĭn′ə-mənt)
n.
A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.
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liniment

Herbal medicine
A format for delivering a herbal medicine in which an extract of the herb is infused in an oil, alcohol or other volatile base, often heated and applied topically.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

lin·i·ment

(lin'i-mĕnt)
A liquid preparation for external use, frequently applied by friction to the skin.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

liniment

An irritating fluid rubbed into the skin to promote a mild inflammatory increase in the blood supply to the underlying tissues. Liniments are of limited therapeutic value, but usually have an impressive smell.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lin·i·ment

(lin'i-mĕnt)
Liquid preparation for external application or application to gingiva; frequently applied by friction to skin; used as counterirritants, rubefacients, or cleansing agents.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A liniment specifically formulated for fast and effective relief of various types of pain and/or body discomforts.
Application of liniments, analgesics, plant hydrosols, and essential oil blends immediately after the cupping will enable the absorption of the product deep into the tissue.
For example, they reportedly can fight infections, promote wound healing, reduce inflammation, affect hormonal levels, stimulate the immune system, heat the skin in a liniment, promote blood circulation and digestion, and lessen sinus or lung congestion.
Opium was freely available in pills, powders, plasters, liniments, lozenges, syrups, suppositories, or in solution with alcohol spirit in the form of laudanum.
Once the swelling of the immediate injury has gone down, applying heat in the form of pads, liniments, or warm compresses can help keep the affected tendons from stiffening as well as ease your pain.
They are rubbed in special liniments and their coats are shaved ( speed is king.
For Mom was willing to try anything--from liniments to over-the-counter medications, from chiropractors to faith healers.
Q: Is it okay to use Tiger Balm, Mineral Ice, or other liniments for muscle and arthritis pain?
Liniments and balms are popular, convenient methods for producing a feeling of heat in muscles.
When I was a child, my mother used to give us a dose of Watkins or Raleigh's liniment along with a glass of sweetened water to cure an upset stomach.