analgesics


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analgesics

1. A class of drugs that relieve pain.
2. Painkilling drugs.
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Topical analgesics and local anesthetics are also available.
LONDON--Using any acute antimigraine medication--be it single or combination analgesics, or triptans--exerted a protective effect against developing chronic migraine in a large, prospective study of episodic migraineurs.
Summary: OTC analgesics registered 10% current value growth in 2010 - a strong performance that indicates that self-medication remains strongly present, even if it is slowly losing out to prescription drugs due to improved social security refunds.
Postmenopausal women who are regular users of aspirin and other analgesics may have lower oestrogen levels vs nonusers, which could potentially lower the risk for breast or ovarian cancer, according a study.
The authors conclude that lame birds are able to select feeds with analgesics, thereby indicating that they are in pain and that they will actively seek relief from this pain.
Deaths linked to opiod analgesics such as methadone and oxycodone have skyrocketed in recent years, according to an October AJPH study.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends treating cancer pain though combined use of sustained-release and immediate-release analgesics with the same composition and administration route.
Unfulfilled needs for analgesics are identified and strategies are outlined to develop markets for analgesic drugs.
The surveys, completed by women in 15 states in 1995 and again in 1997, revealed how often the women used these analgesics and whether they had been diagnosed with high blood pressure during that time.
Pharmacologic methods are also available, such as the World Health Organization Pain Treatment Ladder with nonopioid and opioid analgesics.
The researchers interviewed families and nursing assistants for their perceptions of pain in the subjects, reviewed the medical record for pain-related diagnoses, identified use of analgesics in the previous month, and tallied aggressive behaviors using the Ryden Aggression Scale 2.
It also quickly opens the gateway to the brain, allowing analgesics like aspirin to work more effectively.