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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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Various drugs ranging from simple NSAIDs to patient controlled analgesia are in use.
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Riccardi, "Safety and efficacy of fentanyl administered by patient controlled analgesia in children with cancer pain," Supportive Care in Cancer, vol.
Baraka, "Diclofenac and/or propacetamol for postoperative pain management after cesarean delivery in patients receiving patient controlled analgesia morphine," Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, vol.
Mount Pleasant, SC, December 08, 2017 --( Avancen MOD Corporation announced the completion of its new software application as part of its Medication on Demand oral patient controlled analgesia (PO-PCA) pain management system to assist hospitals in meeting the Joint Commission Pain Standards scheduled for release January 2018.
Dolin et al (2002) in a systematic review examined the evidence from published data concerning the incidence of moderate-severe and of severe pain after major surgery with three analgesic techniques; intramuscular (IM) analgesia, patient controlled analgesia (PCA) and epidural analgesia.
When patient controlled analgesia (PCA) was originally introduced, the belief was that frequency of analgesic demand uniquely reflects the level of patient's pain [1].
Safe use of continuous infusion with intravenous patient controlled analgesia. J Perianesth Nurs.
Healthcare security company Rx Safes (OTC PINK:RXSF) revealed on Thursday the completion of the acquisition of an additional patent to further expand its intellectual property portfolio, protecting its Rx SafeDOSE, Patient Controlled Analgesia pendant.
A cross-sectional analysis of the effect of patient-controlled epidural analgesia versus patient controlled analgesia on postcesarean pain and breastfeeding.
A wide range of resources including antipyretics NSAIDs and upload agonists antagonist allow to great variation of sensitivity between individuals.2 New technique such as patient controlled analgesia (PCA) and spinal narcotic therapy are becoming essentials for intense pain.3 New concepts have appeared such as treatment units for acute pain while others are gaining momentum like prophylaxis of post operative pain.