Rubefacient


Human Body Section
Stedman's Pocket Medical Dictionary Dictionary of Biomedical Sciences Dictionary of Dentistry

The word rubefacient refers to substances that cause reddness or reddening of the skin.

The red colouration may be due to irritation.

An example of a therapeutic use of a rubefacient is as a counter-irritant for the relief of muscle pain.



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