[ koun′tər-ĭr′ĭ-tā′shən ]
Irritation or mild inflammation produced to relieve inflammation of underlying or adjacent tissues.
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Example sentences from the Web for counterirritation
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
Following this when conditions improve, as in the handling of all similar cases, counterirritation is indicated.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix