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fomentation

 [fo″men-ta´shun]
treatment by warm, moist applications; also, the substance thus applied.

fo·men·ta·tion

(fō'men-tā'shŭn),
1. A warm application.
See also: poultice, stupe.
2. Application of warmth and moisture in the treatment of disease.
[L. fomento, pp. -atus, to foment, fr. fomentum, a poultice, fr. foveo, to keep warm]

fomentation

/fo·men·ta·tion/ (fo″men-ta´shun) treatment by warm moist applications; also, the substance thus applied.

fomentation

(fō′mən-tā′shən, -mĕn-)
n.
1. The act of fomenting; incitement.
2.
a. A substance or material used as a warm, moist medicinal compress; a poultice.
b. The therapeutic application of warmth and moisture, as to relieve pain.

fomentation

[fō′mentā′shən]
Etymology: L, fomentare, to apply a poultice
1 a topical treatment for pain or inflammation that uses a warm, moist application.
2 a substance or poultice that is used as a warm, moist application.

hot compress

Naturopathy
A locally applied cloth imbibed with hot water, which is analgesic, antispasmodic, sedative and vasodilatory.

fomentation

A warm, moist compress or poultice, or the application of warmth and moisture for medical purposes. Fomentation causes an increase in the blood supply to the underlying area and this can be helpful in treating inflammation.

fo·men·ta·tion

(fō'men-tā'shŭn)
1. A warm application.
2. Application of warmth and moisture to treat disease.

fomentation

treatment by warm, moist applications; also, the substance thus applied. Hosing down with cold water is referred to as cold fomentation.
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