counterirritant :

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  • n  a medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation

  • Since then I have often wondered why the American press never reported on this Oriental medical treatment, called "counterirritant.
  • Landa got into the fight nearly two years ago when Chicago's Fairbanks, Morse decided to back him financially as a counterirritant to Silberstein, who tried unsuccessfully to win .
  • Just as useful as chaulmoogra oil, upon which hopes have risen high, is "any kind of counterirritant.

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