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revulsion

 [re-vul´shun]
the drawing of blood from one part to another, as occurs in counterirritation.
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der·i·va·tion

(der'i-vā'shŭn),
1. The source or process of an evolution. Synonym(s): revulsion
2. The drawing of blood or body fluids to one part to relieve congestion in another.
[L. derivatio, fr. derivo, pp. -atus, to draw off, fr. rivus, a stream]
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revulsion

(rĭ-vŭl′shən)
n.
Medicine The reduction of superficial inflammation in an affected body part, as by topical agents, in order to decrease inflammation in adjacent structures.

re·vul′sive adj.
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count·er·ir·ri·ta·tion

(kown'tĕr-ir-i-tā'shŭn)
Irritation or mild inflammation (redness, vesication, or pustulation) of the skin excited for the purpose of relieving symptoms of an inflammation of the deeper structures.
Synonym(s): revulsion (1) .

der·i·va·tion

(der'i-vā'shŭn)
The source, origin, or evolutionary course of a structure or process.
Synonym(s): revulsion (2) .
[L. derivatio, fr. derivo, pp. -atus, to draw off, fr. rivus, a stream]
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