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rubefacient

 [roo″bĕ-fa´shent]
1. reddening the skin by producing local vasodilation with hyperemia.
2. an agent that so acts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ru·be·fa·cient

(rū'bē-fā'shĕnt),
1. Causing a reddening of the skin.
2. A counterirritant that produces erythema when applied to the skin surface.
[L. rubi-facio, fr. ruber, red, + facio, to make]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

rubefacient

(ro͞o′bə-fā′shənt)
adj.
Producing redness, as of the skin.
n.
A substance that irritates the skin, causing redness.

ru′be·fac′tion (-făk′shən) n.
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ru·be·fa·cient

(rū'bĕ-fā'shĕnt)
1. Causing a reddening of the skin.
2. A counterirritant that produces erythema when applied to the skin surface.
[L. rubi-facio, fr. ruber, red, + facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

rubefacient

Any substance that reddens the skin by dilating the skin blood vessels. Rubefacients are sometimes included in liniments but are of little medical value.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ru·be·fa·cient

(rū'bĕ-fā'shĕnt)
1. Causing a reddening of the skin.
2. A counterirritant that produces erythema when applied to the skin surface.
[L. rubi-facio, fr. ruber, red, + facio, to make]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Applied topically, it is a rubefacient, which means that it increases circulation to the skin, nerves, and joints, opening subcutaneous capillaries and acting as an analgesic.
Syzygium cerasoideum Antirheumatic, hypoglycaemic, rubefacient, dysentery, biliousness, bronchitis, joint pain (Khare, 2007).
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Costa Rican Amerindians, when crossing high mountains, chastise themselves with the spiny stems to ward off chills; the rubefacient effect is also employed on rheumatic pains (Morton 1981).
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