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antipruritic

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n. an agent that relieves itching (pruritus). Examples are doxepin and crotamiton, applied in creams or lotions, and some antihistamine drugs (e.g. alimemazine), used if the...

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menthol

Overview page. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

(men-thol)

a compound extracted from peppermint oil, used in inhalants to relieve cold symptoms, in ointments and liniments, and to relieve itching. Formula: C10H20O.

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rubefacient

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(roo-bi-fay-shĕnt)

an agent that causes reddening and warming of the skin. Rubefacients are often used as counterirritants for the relief of muscular pain.

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