from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A blistering agent, especially mustard gas, used in chemical warfare.
- adjective Causing blisters.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Producing a bleb or blister; blistering; epispastic; vesicatory.
- noun A vesicating agent; an epispastic or vesicatory, as cantharides; a blister.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) A vesicatory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Causing
blisteringto the skin.
- noun Any material that causes
blistersupon contact with the skin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a chemical agent that causes blistering (especially mustard gas)
- adjective causing blisters
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Injected intravenously into rabbits and mice, the mustards made the normal white cells of the blood and bone marrow almost disappear, without producing all the nasty vesicant actions, dissociating the two pharmacological effects.
There had been improvements since the First World War—fleets of airplanes could “spray large areas with vesicant liquids not only on military personnel but upon the civilian population as well.”
Somebody on this planet had a gas which was a regurgi-tant, a sternutatory, and a vesicant all in one.
In these cases, subjects may be put into service after all swelling which the injection or the vesicant has produced has subsided.
There is no occasion for any difference in the treatment of either of the first three classes of ringbone, but in the rachitic type where treatment is given, the application of a vesicant is all that is required.
If no marked swelling results within forty-eight hours the entire fetlock region is thoroughly vesicated and, as soon as the skin has recovered from the effects of the vesicant, pressure bandages may be employed.
Reduction having been affected, the application of a vesicant over the whole patellar region is customary.
A vesicant was applied; the mare was put to pasture and within sixty days from the date of the injury she was being driven on short trips.
Following the acute stage of such an infection, any local counter-irritating application or even a vesicant is in order.
Following this, a vesicant is employed and the subject is allowed a month's rest.