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

a poultice.
[1555–65; < Latin cataplasma < Greek katáplasma. See cata-, -plasm]
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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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References in classic literature ?
"Say rather a cataplasm. But if you are in pain, here are some cordial drops, which, taken in a glass of my own cognac, will give you rest, if I know aught of the materia medica."
The sales of Debaian Cataplasm amounted to approximately RMB426 million, increased by approximately 37.7% over the same period last year.
In a statement, the authority said the measures are picking the patient to a shadowed area, taking off heavy clothes, showering the body with cold water, and rubbing him with ice cataplasm, enough to rescue the patient until the arrival of an ambulance team.
The pulp is removed in pulpectomy under the guidance of the root canal instrument, and the root canal was initially dredged and expanded to clear the infection11, and temporarily filled with calcium hydroxide cataplasm with a highly effective bactericidal effect.12 With the assistance of the existing anesthesia technique and root canal measuring instrument13, the treatment can effectively control the pain14, and basically remove infected pulp, and does not fully expand the root canal during the operation15, with fewer risks of root canal offset and perforation and short treatment process, which is easy to be accepted by patients.16
The mode of preparation: In order to facilitate the administration of the active ingredient, several modes of preparations are employed namely: the decoction, the infusion, the fumigation, the cataplasm. The decoction is the preparation method which is the most used by the majority of the diseases (colds, asthma, ulcers ...) identified in the area, with a percentage respectively of 31% (Figure 5).