Definition of Rubefacient

1. Noun. A medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin.




Definition of Rubefacient

1. a. Making red.

Definition of Rubefacient

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rubefacient

1. Making red. 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. (11 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubefacient

rubblier
rubbliest
rubbling
rubbly
rubboard
rubboards
rubby
rubby-dub
rubdown
rubdowns
rube
rubeanic acid
rubedinous
rubedo
rubefacience
rubefacient (current term)
rubefacients
rubefaction
rubefactions
rubefied
rubefies
rubefy
rubefying
rubel
rubelet
rubelike
rubell
rubella
rubella HI test
rubella cataract

Literary usage of Rubefacient

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"The Volatile Oil is decidedly rubefacient when used externally, and has narcotic powers if used internally in sufficient quantity. ..."

2. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"... be regulated by the character of the disease or lesion which it is intended to cure: thus a rubefacient is chiefly indicated in irritation of mucous ..."

3. Manual of Static Electricity in X-ray and Therapeutic Uses by Samuel Howard Monell (1897)
"Different methods of producing rubefacient effects. Certain forms of application surpass all other methods of producing quick and effective ..."

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