rubefacient


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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.

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]

rubefacient

/ru·be·fa·cient/ (roo″bĕ-fa´shunt)
1. reddening the skin by producing hyperemia.
2. an agent that so acts.

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.

rubefacient

[ro̅o̅′bəfā′shənt]
Etymology: L, ruber, red, facere, to make
1 n, a substance or agent that increases the reddish coloration of the skin.
2 adj, increasing the reddish coloration of the skin.

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]

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.

rubefacient (rōōˈ·b·fāˑ·shnt),

n an herb or substance used to bring blood rapidly to a concentrated area of the skin, thus causing redness of skin.

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]

rubefacient,

n a substance or agent that increases the reddish coloration of the skin.

rubefacient

1. reddening the skin.
2. an agent that reddens the skin.
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