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cat·a·plasm

 (kăt′ə-plăz′əm)
n.

[Middle English cathaplasma and French cataplasme, both from Latin cataplasma, from Greek kataplasma, from kataplassein, to plaster over : kata-, down, onto, over; see cata- + plassein, to mold, form; see plasma.]

cataplasm

(ˈkætəˌplæzəm)
n
(Medicine) med another name for poultice
[C16: from Latin cataplasma, from Greek, from kataplassein to cover with a plaster, from plassein to shape]

cat•a•plasm

(ˈkæt əˌplæz əm)

n.
a poultice.
[1555–65; < Latin cataplasma < Greek katáplasma. See cata-, -plasm]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cataplasm - a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.cataplasm - a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
medical dressing, dressing - a cloth covering for a wound or sore
mustard plaster, sinapism - a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
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Leaf and branch portions are commonly employed as cataplasms, compresses or baths in the treatment of skin disorders (Rodrigues & Carvalho, 2001).
18) Treatment class Treatment plan Bleeding and Stimulant Venesection (8 oz), salt and mustard emetics, hot water enemata, mustard cataplasms (externally), brandy, ammonia and cayenne pepper (internally).
In Mexico European Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is in competition with native Arnica (Heterotheca inuloides) in remedies and cataplasms against rheumatic pains, and with Nopal in leaf infusions against diabetes.