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 (ăn′əl-jē′zē-ə, -zhə)
A deadening or absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness.

[Greek analgēsiā : an-, without; see a-1 + algēsiā, pain (from algein, to feel pain, from algos, pain).]

an′al·get′ic (-jĕt′ĭk) adj.


(ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪə; -sɪə) or


1. (Medicine) inability to feel pain
2. (Medicine) the relief of pain
[C18: via New Latin from Greek: insensibility, from an- + algēsis sense of pain]


(ˌæn lˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə)

absence of sense of pain.
[1700–10; < New Latin < Greek analgēsía painlessness <análgēt(os) without pain (an- an-1 + -algētos, v. adj. of algeîn to suffer, álgos pain)]

analgesia, analgesy

the absence of pain. — analgesic, analgetic, adj.
See also: Health
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.analgesia - absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousnessanalgesia - absence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions


[ˌænælˈdʒiːzɪə] Nanalgesia f


nSchmerzlosigkeit f, → Analgesie f (spec)


n analgesia, supresión f de sensación dolorosa en el paciente consciente; patient-controlled — analgesia controlada por el paciente
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The provision of neuraxial analgesia at patient request, even very early in labor, should be standard of care at this time, unless there exists a medical contraindication.
Los mejores resultados clinicos en el manejo de dolor durante el trabajo de parto, tanto para la madre como para el feto, se obtienen con la administracion de analgesia neuroaxial [1,2].
The onset, depth, and duration of analgesia and recovery were determined by noticing the sensory and motor responses in caudal body regions of the goats.
Obstetrics analgesia reached a new phase with lumbar epidural analgesia.
05 mg to 1 mg have been reported to be safe and effective for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing cardiac and vascular surgery under general anaesthesia.
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The results suggest that the ropivacaine alone or in combination with fentanyl produced effective analgesia (sensory and motor) of different parts of the hindquarters with little effect on physiology.
Obstetric analgesia is used with the aim of alleviating pain during labour.
Continuous epidural infusions (CEI) of local anesthetics with patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) is the most popular method of maintaining epidural labor analgesia in the United States (1).