Epispastic Ep"i*spas"tic, n. (Med.) An external application to the skin, which produces a puriform or serous discharge by exciting inflammation; a vesicatory. [1913 Webster]

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  • epispastic — EPISPÁSTIC, Ă adj., s.n. (Medicament) care produce o revulsie a pielii. [< fr. épispastique]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  EPISPÁSTIC, Ă adj., s. n. (medicament) care produce revulsie. (< fr. édispastique) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • Epispastic — Ep i*spas tic, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to draw to, attract; ? to + ? to draw: cf. F. [ e]pispastique.] (Med.) Attracting the humors to the skin; exciting action in the skin; blistering. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epispastic — 1. adjective Causing blisters; vesicant. Old Postle says this: Cantharides when used internally are diuretic and stimulant; when applied externally they are epispastic and rubefacient. Now what the devil can he mean, eh? 2. noun a vesicant agent …   Wiktionary

  • epispastic — ep·i·spas·tic spas tik adj causing a blister or producing a serous discharge by producing inflammation epispastic n VESICANT …   Medical dictionary

  • epispastic — /ep euh spas tik/, adj. 1. raising a blister. n. 2. a blistering agent; vesicatory. [1650 60; < Gk epispastikós adapted, drawing to one s self. See EPI , SPASTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • epispàstic — e|pis|pàs|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • epispastic — adj. causing blisters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epispastic — ep·i·spas·tic …   English syllables

  • epispastic — /ɛpiˈspæstɪk/ (say epee spastik), /ɛpə / (say epuh ) adjective 1. raising a blister. –noun 2. a blistering agent; a vesicatory. {Greek epispastikos, literally, drawing towards} …   Australian English dictionary

  • epispastic —   a.,n. (substance) causing blister as medical remedy …   Dictionary of difficult words

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