Definition of antipruritic in English:

antipruritic

Syllabification: an·ti·pru·rit·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌantēprəˈritik, ˌantī-
 
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adjective

[attributive]
  • (Chiefly of a drug) used to relieve itching.
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    • 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.

noun

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  • An antipruritic drug.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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