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analgesic

Line breaks: an|al¦gesic
Pronunciation: /ˌan(ə)lˈdʒiːzɪk
 
, -sɪk/
Medicine

Definition of analgesic in English:

adjective

(Of a drug) acting to relieve pain.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
rare palliative

noun

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An analgesic drug.
Example sentences
  • 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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