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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ar′ni-kă

Definition: The dried flower heads of Arnica montana (family Compositae); cardiac sedative seldom given internally; used externally for sprains and bruises; formerly widely used as a counterirritant liniment.

Synonym(s): leopard's bane

[Mod. L.]

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