Definition of analgesia in English:


Syllabification: an·al·ge·si·a
Pronunciation: /ˌanlˈjēzēə, -ZHə


  • The inability to feel pain.
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    • Most women in the United States deliver infants in hospitals where epidural analgesia or intravenous narcotics are the only pain-relief options.
    • The association of maternal fever with epidural analgesia is well known.
    • In Scotland, a conservative view by anaesthetists prevented patients with epidural anaesthesia / analgesia being nursed outside of high dependency units.


early 18th century: from Greek analgēsia 'painlessness', from an- 'not' + algeein 'feel pain'.

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