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ˌæn lˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪkanal·gesic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pilladjective

    a medicine used to relieve pain

  2. analgesic, analgetic, anodyneadjective

    capable of relieving pain

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

GCIDE

  1. analgesicadjective

    Serving to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness. AS

    Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. 'analghsi`a; 'an priv. + 'a`lghsis sense of pain.]

Wiktionary

  1. analgesicnoun

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

  2. analgesicadjective

    Of or relating to analgesia; anodyne.

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of analgesic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of analgesic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of analgesic in a Sentence

  1. World Drug Report:

    Some consume tramadol for its calming, analgesic and anti-fatigue effects in order to improve intellectual, physical and working performances, and to lessen the need for sleep and decrease appetite, in farming communities, there are reports of tramadol being used by humans and fed to cattle to enable them to work under extreme conditions. Others use tramadol as a recreational drug on account of its stimulant and euphoric effects, or to improve sexual stamina.

  2. Thomas Szasz:

    The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic --in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea --known to medical science is work.

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