counterirritation

World English Dictionary
counterirritant (ˌkaʊntərˈɪrɪtənt)
 
n
1.  an agent that causes a superficial irritation of the skin and thereby relieves inflammation of deep structures
 
adj
2.  producing a counterirritation
 
counterirri'tation
 
n

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counterirritation coun·ter·ir·ri·ta·tion (koun'tər-ĭr'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.
Irritation or mild inflammation produced to relieve inflammation of underlying or adjacent tissues.

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