Definition of antipruritic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌantɪprʊˈrɪtɪk/


(Chiefly of a drug) used to relieve itching.
Example sentences
  • When a robust take is suspected, management includes observation, patient education, and supportive care that includes resting the affected limb and using oral nonaspirin analgesic medications and oral antipruritic agents.
  • The patient was treated with topical clobetasol cream and antipruritic agents, and the eruption resolved without sequelae within approximately 7 days after onset.
  • Clinical trials of new antipruritic agents are in progress.


An antipruritic drug.
Example sentences
  • Ointments or creams are applied to reduce infection and antipruritics can also be used to reduce irritation
  • In a few persons, pruritis persisted several days; those patients were treated with antipruritics.
  • This has been completed and two drugs, nalmefene and ketorolac have been studied as antipruritics.


Late 19th century: from anti- + pruritic (see pruritus).

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