American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
- adj. Of or causing analgesia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as analgetic.
- n. pharmacology Any medicine, such as aspirin, that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.
- adj. medicine Of or relating to analgesia; anodyne.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) serving to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness.
- n. (Med.) a medication which serves to reduce the sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness. Aspirin and acetaminophen (Tylenol) are commonly used non-prescription
- adj. capable of relieving pain
- n. a medicine used to relieve pain
- From analgesia ("absence of pain"), from New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, "without") + ἄλγησις (algēsis, "sense of pain"), from ἄλγος (algos, "pain"). (Wiktionary)
“These Gz proteins are also responsible for the long-term analgesic tolerance produced by single doses of these agonists, as well as for the cross-tolerance between CB1Rs and MORs.”
“To further investigate this, Michael Weishaupt, DMV, from the Equine Hospital at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, co-authored the recent study, "Short term analgesic effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in horses with proximal palmar metacarpal / plantar metatarsal pain.”
“The long-term analgesic reaction after social conflict may be considered as an adaptive learnt response that brings the subject, more rapidly into a potent protective analgesic state”
“For example, drugs containing opiates such as codeine, if taken at a rate as low as two doses per week, can escalate the headache frequency - so-called analgesic-dependant headache.”
“It boasts leading brands such as analgesic Saridon, skin-care lotion Lacto Calamine and emergency contraceptive iPill, which it bought from Cipla for $21 million.”
“One possibility is that when sufferers expect relief, they are able to redirect their attention away from their pain, creating an analgesic effect.”
“If not, then the evidence would suggest that sugar pills and distraction have independent analgesic effects.”
“So today I am going to wax poetic, nostalgic and, most important, analgesic about being lowbrow.”
“Then she inspected my unibrow, which she said was "bushy but not unusual for a guy," and applied some analgesic soothing cream to soften the skin from which the middle part of my eyebrow grew.”
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