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analgesia

Line breaks: an|al¦gesia
Pronunciation: /ˌan(ə)lˈdʒiːzɪə
 
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Definition of analgesia in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
1The 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.
1.1Medication that acts to relieve pain: she was able to take analgesia orally
More example sentences
  • What is the evidence that narcotic analgesia is efficacious in relieving chronic nonmalignant pain?
  • Begin with simple oral analgesia: paracetamol 1000 mg or ibuprofen 400 mg, preferably in soluble form, as the first step.
  • Diamorphine given by the nasal route resulted in more rapid analgesia than intramuscular morphine in young people in acute pain

Origin

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

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