Definition of Sinapism

1. Noun. A plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient.

Exact synonyms: Mustard Plaster
Generic synonyms: Cataplasm, Plaster, Poultice



Definition of Sinapism

1. n. A plaster or poultice composed principally of powdered mustard seed, or containing the volatile oil of mustard seed. It is a powerful irritant.

Definition of Sinapism

1. Noun. Application of a mustard plaster ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sinapism

1. a pasty mixture applied to an irritated part of the body [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sinapism

1. A plaster or poultice composed principally of powdered mustard seed, or containing the volatile oil of mustard seed. It is a powerful irritant. Origin: L. Sinapismus, Gr, the use of a mustard blister, fr. To apply a mustard blister, fr. Mustard. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sinapism

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1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"sinapism. A mustard poultice. Sinciput ( iT.l. The anterior region of the upper part of the head, from the vertex to the eyes in Mammals, ..."

2. Encyclopædia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1835)
"sinapism ; a poultice of mustard. These poultices are made in different ways. One is of mustard-seed and ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature by Francis Lieber, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1832)
"sinapism ; a poultice of mustard. These poultices are made in different ways. One is of mustard-seed and linseed or crumb of bread equal parts, ..."

4. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"The rule to be observed is one leech for each year of the child's age, from one to six ; these and the sinapism are to be repeated every three or four days, ..."

5. The Eclectic practice of medicine by John Milton Scudder (1885)
"A sinapism applied to the abdomen frequently gives relief, though I prefer a towel wrung out of cold water. BILIOUS COLIC. ..."

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