- Causing dispersal or disappearance of a pathological accumulation.
- A discutient agent or drug.
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Examples from the Web for discutient
Alterative and discutient; used to disperse indolent tumours and swellings, and as a resolvent in enlarged joints, &c.
Hops may be used topically as a fomentation or a poultice, as a resolvent or discutient in painful swellings and tumours.
This liniment is stimulant, discutient, and alterative, and in its general properties resembles the ointment of the same name.
Discutient; probably one of the most powerful known in syphilitic cases complicated with scrofula.
Used as a discutient or resolvent; more particularly as an application to scrofulous tumours and indurations.