antipruritic
1. Preventing or relieving itching. 2. An agent that relieves itching.

* * *

an·ti·pru·rit·ic -prü-'rit-ik adj tending to check or relieve itching <\antipruritic effects>
antipruritic n an antipruritic agent

* * *

n.
an agent that relieves itching (pruritus). Examples are calamine and crotamiton, applied in creams or lotions, and some antihistamine drugs (e.g. alimemazine), used if the itching is due to an allergy.

* * *

an·ti·pru·rit·ic (an″te-) (an″ti-proo-ritґik) 1. relieving or preventing itching. 2. an agent that relieves or prevents itching.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • antipruritic — ANTIPRURÍTIC, Ă adj., s. n. (medicament) împotriva pruritului. (< engl. antipruritic) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • antipruritic — /an tee proo rit ik, an tuy /, Med., Pharm. adj. 1. relieving or preventing itching. n. 2. an antipruritic agent. [1875 80; ANTI + PRURITIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • antipruritic — [ˌantɪprʊ rɪtɪk] adjective used to relieve itching. noun an antipruritic drug. Origin C19: from anti + pruritic (see pruritus) …   English new terms dictionary

  • antipruritic — adj. & n. adj. relieving itching. n. an antipruritic drug or agent. Etymology: ANTI + PRURITUS + IC …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antipruritic — Antipruritics, also known as anti itch drugs, are medications that inhibit the itching (Latin: pruritus) that is often associated with sunburns, allergic reactions, eczema, psoriasis, chickenpox, fungal infections, insect bites and stings like… …   Wikipedia

  • antipruritic — noun a medical agent that stops itching …   Wiktionary

  • antipruritic — adj. relieves itching, prevents itching …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antipruritic — an·ti·pru·rit·ic …   English syllables

  • antipruritic — n. an agent that relieves itching (pruritus). Examples are doxepin and crotamiton, applied in creams or lotions, and some antihistamine drugs (e.g. alimemazine), used if the itching is due to an allergy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • antipruritic — an ti•pru•rit′ic adj. n …   From formal English to slang

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”