analgesic(redirected from Pain killer)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
Of or causing analgesia.
(Medicine) of or causing analgesia
(Pharmacology) a substance that produces analgesia
an•al•ge•sic(ˌæn lˈdʒi zɪk, -sɪk)
1. a remedy that relieves or allays pain.adj.
2. of, pertaining to, or causing analgesia.
A drug that deadens the sense of pain; a painkiller.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||analgesic - 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
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
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 pain; "the anodyne properties of certain drugs"; "an analgesic effect"|
moderating - lessening in intensity or strength
adjective pain-killing, dulling, numbing, narcotic, palliative, deadening, anodyne, pain-relieving Aloe may have an analgesic effect.
1. adj → analgesico/a
2. n → analgesico
n. analgésico, calmante.