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a hot, wet cloth or sponge, charged with a medication for external application.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A compress or cloth wrung out of hot water, usually impregnated with turpentine or other irritant, applied to the surface to produce counterirritation.
[L. stupa, oakum, tow]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
A hot, wet, often medicated cloth used as a compress.
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