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[koun-ter-ir-i-tuh nt] /ˌkaʊn tərˈɪr ɪ tənt/

Medicine/Medical. an agent for producing inflammation in superficial tissues to relieve pain or inflammation in deeper structures.
any irritation or annoyance that draws attention away from another.
Medicine/Medical. of or acting as a counterirritant.
an agent that causes a superficial irritation of the skin and thereby relieves inflammation of deep structures
producing a counterirritation

counterirritant coun·ter·ir·ri·tant (koun’tər-ǐr’ĭ-tənt)
An agent that induces local inflammation to relieve inflammation in underlying or adjacent tissues. adj.
Relating to or producing counterirritation.


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