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.

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

  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

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

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