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analgesia

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

Definition of analgesia in English:

noun

Medicine
The inability to feel pain.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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