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counterirritation in Medicine

counterirritation coun·ter·ir·ri·ta·tion (koun'tər-ĭr'ĭ-tā'shən)
Irritation or mild inflammation produced to relieve inflammation of underlying or adjacent tissues.

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  • Following this when conditions improve, as in the handling of all similar cases, counterirritation is indicated.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix
  • Blisters are applied to the skin for the purpose of obtaining the effect of counterirritation upon a neighboring region or organ.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

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