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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]
liniment/lin·i·ment/ (lin´ĭ-mint) an oily liquid preparation to be used on the skin.
A medicinal fluid rubbed into the skin to soothe pain or relieve stiffness.
Etymology: L, linere, to smear
a preparation, usually containing an alcoholic, oily, or soapy vehicle, that is rubbed on the skin as a counterirritant.
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.
A liquid preparation for external use, frequently applied by friction to the skin.
linimentAn 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.
Liquid preparation for external application or application to gingiva; frequently applied by friction to skin; used as counterirritants, rubefacients, or cleansing agents.
a medicinal preparation in an oily, soapy or alcoholic vehicle, intended to be rubbed on the skin as a counterirritant or anodyne.