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liniment,

liquid preparation rubbed on skin, used to relieve muscular aches and pains. It contains some substance that when rubbed over the affected part causes mild irritation and often brings more blood to the painful part. Most liniments contain camphor, oil of turpentine, oil of wintergreen, or ethyl alcohol. See salicylatesalicylate
, any of a group of analgesics, or painkilling drugs, that are derivatives of salicylic acid. The best known is acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin. Now often made synthetically, they were originally derived from salicin,
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liniment

[′lin·ə·mənt]
(pharmacology)
A heat-generating liquid that is thinner than ointment and is applied to the skin with friction.

liniment

a medicated liquid, usually containing alcohol, camphor, and an oil, applied to the skin to relieve pain, stiffness, etc.
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Massage this liniment into tight muscles, bruises, or sore joints, or simply soak a cloth or bandage and hold it on the affected area for as long as possible.
Later the animal was given physiotherapy for three weeks twice a week by applying Galvanic 20 stimulation followed by massage by liniment ammonia.
Slob, we'll call him - as he takes a break from his chores to rub more liniment on his back, only to be informed by his wife that the old belief in snowflake exceptionalism is a myth.
After a brief discussion it was decided that some horse liniment would effect the speediest of cures, even though the soft human skin is a great deal more tender than a horse's hair-covered hide.
Absorbine Veterinary Liniment was introduced in 1892 as a formula to ease the muscle pain of horses.
However, as she says, and as as any working girl near the Man U training ground will no doubt confirm, shagging footballers is all very well, but you can't get the smelt of liniment off your legs afterwards.
It can be used as antibiotic, disinfectant and liniment.
The liniment made from Neem oil is used for curing rheumatism.
So if a liniment helps, use it, but only as part of a complete program of protection, rest, and physical therapy.
Sloane's Liniment does nothing much to cure backaches, and Dodd's Kidney Pills are only a means for him to make his piss run a fashionable blue amongst his peers.
While Tiger Balm offers patch and plaster delivery systems, not to mention a liniment and spray, the brand has remained primarily focused on its ointments.