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analgesic

a remedy that relieves or allays pain: The doctor prescribed an analgesic for her aching muscles.
Not to be confused with:
anesthetic – an agent that produces insensibility: He was still groggy from the anesthetic.
antiseptic – an agent that destroys bacteria: She used an antiseptic ointment on the cut.
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an·al·ge·sic

 (ăn′əl-jē′zĭk, -sĭk)
n.
A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
adj.
Of or causing analgesia.
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analgesic

(ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk; -sɪk)
adj
(Medicine) of or causing analgesia
n
(Pharmacology) a substance that produces analgesia
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an•al•ge•sic

(ˌæn lˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪk)
n.
1. a remedy that relieves or allays pain.
adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or causing analgesia.
[1870–75]
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an·al·ge·sic

(ăn′əl-jē′zĭk)
A drug that deadens the sense of pain; a painkiller.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.analgesic - a medicine used to relieve painanalgesic - a medicine used to relieve pain  
acetaminophen, Anacin III, Datril, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, Tylenol - an analgesic for mild pain but not for inflammation; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
acetanilid, acetanilide, phenylacetamide - a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
acetophenetidin, acetphenetidin, phenacetin - a white crystalline compound used as an analgesic and also as an antipyretic
amidopyrine, aminopyrine - a white crystalline substance used as an analgesic and antipyretic
acetylsalicylic acid, aspirin, Bayer, Empirin, St. Joseph - the acetylated derivative of salicylic acid; used as an analgesic anti-inflammatory drug (trade names Bayer, Empirin, and St. Joseph) usually taken in tablet form; used as an antipyretic; slows clotting of the blood by poisoning platelets
codeine - derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)
colchicine - an analgesic drug derived from the saffron plant and used to treat gout
Fentanyl, Sublimaze - trade names of a narcotic analgesic that can be inhaled and that acts on the central nervous system and may become addictive; used as a veterinary anesthetic and with other drugs before, during, and after surgery; also used as a nonlethal gas to incapacitate people in hostage situations; also abused as a recreational drug
Dilaudid, hydromorphone, hydromorphone hydrochloride - a narcotic analgesic (trade name Dilaudid) used to treat moderate to severe pain
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
morphia, morphine - an alkaloid narcotic drug extracted from opium; a powerful, habit-forming narcotic used to relieve pain
pentazocine, Talwin - analgesic drug (trade name Talwin) that is less addictive than morphine
phenazopyridine, Pyridium - analgesic (trade name Pyridium) used to treat urinary tract infections
Darvon, propoxyphene, propoxyphene hydrochloride - a mildly narcotic analgesic drug (trade name Darvon) related to methadone but less addictive
sodium salicylate - a crystalline salt used as an analgesic and antipyretic
Adj.1.analgesic - capable of relieving painanalgesic - capable of relieving pain; "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"
moderating - lessening in intensity or strength
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analgesic

adjective pain-killing, dulling, numbing, narcotic, palliative, deadening, anodyne, pain-relieving Aloe may have an analgesic effect.
noun painkiller, narcotic, palliative, anodyne, pain reliever The hospital advised an analgesic for shoulder pains.
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Translations
analgèsic
analgetickýanalgetikum
analgetikumlokalbedøvelse
Analgetikumanalgetisch
kipulääkesärkylääke
שיכוך כאב
fájdalomcsillapító
analgesik
鎮痛剤
analgezja
substanţă analgezică
analgézia
analgetik
аналгетик
analgetika
анальгетик

analgesic

[ˌænælˈdʒiːsɪk]
A. ADJanalgésico
B. Nanalgésico m
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analgesic

[ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk]
adj [drug, effect] → analgésique
nanalgésique m
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analgesic

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analgesic

[ˌænælˈdʒiːzɪk]
1. adjanalgesico/a
2. nanalgesico
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an·al·ge·sic

n. analgésico, calmante.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

analgesic

adj & n analgésico
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