Definitions for rubefacientˌru bəˈfeɪ ʃənt
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a medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin
an external application which produces redness of the skin
Origin: [L. rubefaciens, p. pr. of rubefacere to make red; rubere to be red + facere to make.]
A rubefacient is a substance for topical application that produces redness of the skin e.g. by causing dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation. There is limited evidence as to their efficacy; and as of 2010 the best evidence does not support using gels and creams containing rubefacients for acute or chronic pain.
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