Example sentences for: irritant

How can you use “irritant” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Although health education may be an important component, the toxic irritant in the saliva of the mosquito may be the only stimulus needed for people to modify their behaviour.

  • Capsaicin's use in the treatment of chronic pain is due to an analgesic effect that is explained by capsaicin's action of depletion of stores of substance P from primary sensory neurons as a consequence of the reduced production of prostaglandin [ 39 60 ] . Capsaicin's antiphlogistic activity is due to the "counter-irritant effect"; which means that a local irritant effect exerts an additional more remote antiinflammatory effect [ 60 ] . This is explained by a liberation of corticoids under the influence of certain cutivisceral reflexes [ 60 ] . The counter-irritant effect on the gastric mucosa also occurs because capsaicin stimulates production of the cytoprotective prostaglandin E 2 [ 60 ] . Capsaicin produces analgesic and antiinflammatory effects because it inhibits both 5-lipoxygenase and cycoloxygenase [ 39 ] . A 10 g human ingestion of red pepper stimulated carbohydrate oxidation [ 62 ] . This may explain why the Chocó Indians used it to give their hunting dogs more "energy" [ 25 ] .

  • The baking soda is a mild respiratory irritant and for that reason, the workers wear dust masks.

  • In its dilute form, the pH of the solution would be slightly less caustic than the concentrate, but still would be potentially hazardous as an irritant.

  • [ 27 ] ) It is an eye and skin irritant, has a noxious odor and it has been found to cause fetal death and fetal abnormalities in rat studies.


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