urtication


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ur·ti·ca·tion

 (ûr′tĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The formation or development of hives.
2. The sensation of having been stung by nettles.
3. A lashing with nettles formerly used to treat a paralyzed part of the body.

urtication

(ˌɜːtɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Pathology) a burning or itching sensation
2. (Pathology) another name for urticaria
3. (Medicine) a former method of producing counterirritation of the skin by beating the area with nettles

urtication

the former practice of flogging a paralyzed limb or part with nettles, for the stimulating effect.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.urtication - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red marginsurtication - an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
rash, roseola, skin rash, efflorescence - any red eruption of the skin
hypersensitivity reaction - an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock
2.urtication - a sensation of having been stung by nettles
cutaneous sensation, haptic sensation, skin sensation - a sensation localized on the skin
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U is for Urtication, the use of stinging nettles as a stimulant.