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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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Topics include peripheral and central nervous system mechanisms, molecular biology, inflammatory mediators and modulators, spinal cord plasticity, the representation of pain in the brain, the development of pain pathways and mechanisms, genetics, animal models, itch, and autonomic, endocrine, and immune interactions in acute and chronic pain; gender differences, epidemiology, emotion and motivation, psychiatric pain-associated comorbidities, cognitive and learning aspects, pain measurement, pain in older people and children, hypnotic analgesia, opiates and addiction, and placebo analgesia; various types of drugs and treatments; and pain in various parts of the body and its management, including neuropathic and cancer pain.
With such patients a combination of hypnotic analgesia and stress inoculation may be effective (Miller & Bowers, 1986).
That kind of person, if they are engaged in an appropriate clinical way, can develop profound hypnotic analgesia, and can have an operation quite painlessly," the Herald Sun quoted him as saying.
The data gathered are supported by previously published meta-analyses on hypnotic analgesia generally (17) as well as socio-cognitive views of hypnosis (18) and experimental studies (19).