1. A burning sensation resembling that produced by urticaria or resulting from nettle poisoning. 2. SYN: urticaria. [L. urticatio]

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ur·ti·ca·tion (ur″tĭ-kaґshən) [L. urtica a stinging nettle] 1. development or formation of urticaria. 2. a burning sensation as of stinging with nettles.

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  • Urtication — Ur ti*ca tion, n. (Med.) The act or process of whipping or stinging with nettles; sometimes used in the treatment of paralysis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Urtication — (v. lat.), 1) das Peitschen mit Nesseln auf die bloße Haut, als Mittel bei Lähmung, Gicht, Rheumatismus etc.; 2) so v.w. Urticaria …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • urtication — [ʉrt΄ə kā′shən] n. [ML urticatio] Med. 1. Historical the flogging of a paralyzed limb, etc. with nettles for the stimulating effect produced 2. any sensation of stinging or itching 3. the formation of urticarial wheals …   English World dictionary

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  • urtication — /err ti kay sheuhn/, n. Pathol. the development or eruption of urticaria. [1645 55; < ML urtication (s. of urticatio) a stinging, equiv. to urticat(us) (see URTICATE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • urtication — noun see urticate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • URTICATION — s. f. T. de Chirur. Sorte de flagellation qu on pratique avec des orties, pour exciter une vive irritation à la peau …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • urtication — noun a) the development of urticaria (hives) b) The sensation of being stung by nettles …   Wiktionary

  • urtication — (ur ti ka sion) s. f. Terme de médecine. Sorte de flagellation qu on pratique avec des orties fraîches pour produire une excitation locale. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. urtica, ortie …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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