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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.
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(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]
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(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)]
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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
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[ˌænælˈdʒiːzɪə] Nanalgesia f
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nSchmerzlosigkeit f, → Analgesie f (spec)
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n analgesia, supresión f de sensación dolorosa en el paciente consciente; patient-controlled — analgesia controlada por el paciente
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After obtaining consent of the parturient who requested systemic analgesia for labour initially, intravenous (IV) patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) using 20 [micro]g of fentanyl bolus with a 5-minute (min) lock-out time was initiated.
Intrathecal opioids as an adjuvant has gained popularity as it prolongs the duration of post-operative analgesia, reduces the local anaesthetics requirements and improves hemodynamic stability.
Multilevel modeling (accounting for patient-level and state-level factors) was used to characterize variability in neuraxial analgesia use and to assess those factors' contribution to state-level variability.
After inserting epidural catheter, the initial applicationtime of epidural analgesia was taken as 0th minute.
Score of 0 was taken as no pain, Score 1-3 was considered as minimal pain requiring no rescue analgesia, 3-6 was considered as moderate pain while 7-10 as severe pain and was treated with rescue analgesia.
[11] This is reflected in the number of women receiving epidural analgesia in developed countries, with rates in the UK [12] and in large hospitals in the USA [13] being reported as 49.3% and 61%, respectively.
According to the company, the US FDA filing is intended to expand the NOCITA label to include its use in cats as a peripheral nerve block to provide regional post-operative analgesia following onychectomy.
Based on the positive effects of TENS in managing pain during labour without any adverse effects, as well as postponing the need of pharmacological analgesia, it is recommended that TENS should also be used in Pakistan as well for the mentioned purpose.
ESP block leads to effective postoperative analgesia when performed at T 4-5 level for breast and thoracic surgery, and T 7 level for abdominal surgeries [2-4].
Epidural anaesthesia is preferred by most clinicians because, compared to spinal anaesthesia, it not only allows for a better control of the sensory level but also allows to perform a postoperative analgesia [4].