Definition of analgesic in English:


Syllabification: an·al·ge·sic
Pronunciation: /ˌanlˈjēzik, -sik


  • (Chiefly of a drug) acting to relieve pain.
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    • The regular intake of three or more analgesic tablets daily or narcotics or ergotamine on more than two days a week are suggested arbitrary limits.
    • Because of the high incidence of breakthrough pain, it is important for patients to have immediate-release analgesic medication available.
    • They are given a log to record the quantity and type of pain experienced and the time and type of analgesic medications used, as well as a visual analog scale to score their daily pain rating.


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  • An analgesic drug.
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    • Opioid analgesics or morphine-based drugs form the cornerstone of burn pain treatment.
    • Codeine, morphine, and fentanyl were the analgesics used most often.
    • You can take analgesics such as paracetamol, or anti-inflammatories to reduce any swelling.

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