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friction rub

(med) the sound, heard through a stethoscope, made by the rubbing together of the two inflamed layers of pericardium in patients with pericarditis or of pleura in patients with pleurisy
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  • First exercise, then employ the friction rub, and then bathe.

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  • In the same way the friction rub has a stimulating effect upon the nerves.

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