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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.

an·al·ge·sic

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

analgesic

(ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk; -sɪk)
adj
(Medicine) of or causing analgesia
n
(Pharmacology) a substance that produces analgesia

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]

an·al·ge·sic

(ăn′əl-jē′zĭk)
A drug that deadens the sense of pain; a painkiller.
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

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.
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

analgesic

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

analgesic

analgesic

[ˌænælˈdʒiːzɪk]
1. adjanalgesico/a
2. nanalgesico

an·al·ge·sic

n. analgésico, calmante.

analgesic

adj & n analgésico
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Also, total consumption of analgesics and demand of analgesic medication were also significantly low among the cases (p<0.05).
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