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Pronunciation: kown'ter-ir'i-tant


  1. An agent that causes irritation or a mild inflammation of the skin to relieve symptoms of a deep-seated inflammatory process.
  2. Relating to or producing counterirritation. Enhances blood flow to affected area.

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