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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

(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.

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.

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]