American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Preventing or relieving itching: an antipruritic agent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tending to relieve itching.
- n. A remedy which tends to relieve itching.
- n. a medical agent that stops itching.
- n. a substance that relieves or prevents itching
“Itch medicine antipruritic, such as calamine lotion”
“Cutaneous larva migrans Child and adult: 3 g in 30 g vaseline or antipruritic ointment, 3 applications per day during one week”
“Locally, antipruritic and stimulating applications, such as are used in the treatment of eczema, are to be employed, alkaline baths and tarry applications deserving special mention.”
“With systemic remedies directed toward a removal or modification of the etiological factors, and, for the temporary relief of the itching, suitable antipruritic applications.”
“Externally protective and antipruritic applications, such as are employed in the treatment of eczema and pemphigus, are to be employed: --”
“n. - & a. (drug) used against inflammation. adj. (of music) sung alternately. antipruritic adj., n.”
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