The vesicant matter consists of little micaceous lamin soluble in boiling alcohol and oil, but insoluble in water.
Externally, vesicant; used in form of ointment, or tincture.
It is used externally as an irritant or vesicant to the skin.
Its vesicant properties are due to the presence of cantharidin.
Line-firing, instead of the vesicant is made use of by some, but the object desired is the same and results obtained are similar.
It has also been used as a masticatory in toothache, paralysis of the tongue, &c. On the Continent it is used as a vesicant.
Following the acute stage of such an infection, any local counter-irritating application or even a vesicant is in order.
In these cases, subjects may be put into service after all swelling which the injection or the vesicant has produced has subsided.
Following this, a vesicant is employed and the subject is allowed a month's rest.
Reduction having been affected, the application of a vesicant over the whole patellar region is customary.
vesicant ves·i·cant (věs'ĭ-kənt)
A blistering agent, especially mustard gas, used in chemical warfare. adj.