Definitions for rubefacientˌru bəˈfeɪ ʃənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ru•be•fa•cientˌru bəˈfeɪ ʃənt(adj.)

  1. causing redness of the skin.

  2. (n.)a rubefacient application, as a mustard plaster.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of rubefacient:

1795–1805; < L rubefacient-, s. of rubefaciēns, prp. of rubefacere to redden =rube-, var. s. of rubēre to redden, be red +facere to make, do1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubefacient(noun)

    a medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubefacient(adj)

    making red

  2. Rubefacient(noun)

    an external application which produces redness of the skin

Freebase

  1. Rubefacient

    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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