Unguentum, L. Any soft, fatty substance applied to the skin by inunction.
This latter, either internally or by inunction, is the most valuable and universally applicable of all remedies.
This can be administered either internally, by inunction, or by injection.
There is much greater difficulty with the skin, as inunction cannot be so well performed.
In India it is used by inunction in rheumatism and in the Philippines locally over the stomach in indigestion and colic.
It may be induced by inunction, or rubbing in of ointment, as surely as by calomel internally administered.
inunction in·unc·tion (ĭn-ŭngk'shən)
The process of applying and rubbing in an ointment.