Mother's party going west for medical application (6)
I believe the answer is:
'medical application' is the definition.
The definition and answer can be both man-made objects as well as being singular nouns.
Perhaps there's an association between them I don't understand?
'mother's party going west' is the wordplay.
'mother's' becomes 'ma's' (ma can mean mother).
'party' becomes 'lab' (abbreviation for Labour, UK political party).
'going west' is a reversal indicator (letters heading to the west or left).
'maslab' back-to-front is 'BALSAM'.
'for' acts as a link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for balsam that I've seen before include "Soothing ointment" , "Fragrant ointment" , "Aromatic resin" , "Fragrant medicinal plant resin" , "Mal, BAs can produce a healing agent" .)