Definitions for Analgesicˌæn lˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pill(adj)

    a medicine used to relieve pain

  2. analgesic, analgetic, anodyne(adj)

    capable of relieving pain

    "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"

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  1. analgesic(Noun)

    Any medicine, such as aspirin, that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.

  2. analgesic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to analgesia; anodyne.

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  1. Analgesic

    An analgesic, or painkiller, is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia — relief from pain. The word analgesic derives from Greek αν - and άλγος -. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems. They are distinct from anesthetics, which reversibly eliminate sensation, and include paracetamol, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as the salicylates, and opioid drugs such as morphine and opium. In choosing analgesics, the severity and response to other medication determines the choice of agent; the World Health Organization pain ladder specifies mild analgesics as its first step. Analgesic choice is also determined by the type of pain: for neuropathic pain, traditional analgesics are less effective, and there is often benefit from classes of drugs that are not normally considered analgesics, such as tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants.

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  1. angelicas


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