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(ŭr'tī-kă, er'ti-),
The herb, Urtica dioica (family Urticaceae); a weed, the leaves of which produce a stinging sensation when touching the skin. It has been used as a diuretic and hemostatic in metrorrhagia, epistaxis, and hematemesis.
Synonym(s): nettle
[L. a nettle, fr. uro, pp. ustus, to burn]
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(1) Wheal. 
(2) Nettle (Urtica dioica), a herb.


A homeopathic remedy that may be applied topically for allergic reactions, blistering and eczema, or used internally for cystitis, gout, neuralgias, pruritus and rheumatic complaints.
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