counter-irritant

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counterirritant coun·ter·ir·ri·tant (koun'tər-ǐr'ĭ-tənt)
n.
An agent that induces local inflammation to relieve inflammation in underlying or adjacent tissues. adj.
Relating to or producing counterirritation.

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