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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.
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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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Preemptive analgesia with acupuncture monitored by c-Fos expression in rats.
Preemptive analgesia - treating post-operative pain by preventing the establishment of central sensitization.
Study of the effect of oral gabapentin used as preemptive analgesia to attenuate post-operative pain in patients undergoing abdominal surgery under general anesthesia.
A doubleblind randomized controlled trial was done to evaluate the efficacy of extraoral greater auricular nerve block (GANB) as preemptive analgesia in patient undergoing surgical extraction of mandibular third molar class 2, 3 position B and C.
An American study by Pickering, Bridge, Nolan and Stoddart (2002) compared the effectiveness of rofecoxib, ibuprofen and a placebo when combined with paracetamol as preemptive analgesia in 103 children undergoing tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy.
15] Preincisional or preemptive analgesia with long-acting local-acting anesthesia theoretically achieves peripheral blockage of pain stimuli, which is more advantageous than treating pain after it occurs.
One of the mechanisms of preemptive analgesia is the administration of local anesthetics at surgical incision sites.
Preemptive analgesia, type of anesthesia, preservation of nerves, and prevention of postoperative complications are related to development of chronic pain.