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  • n. Plural form of painkiller.

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Examples

  • Walgreen has introduced easier-to-open packages on its private-label painkillers and incontinence products, and expanded its vitamin aisles.

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  • Sex also increases oxytocin, known as the "cuddle hormone," which promotes bonding, reduces fear and stimulates endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, which is why sex can bring temporary relief from back pain, migraines and other body aches.

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  • Wormwood is an antiparasitic, and some of the herbs also contain painkillers.

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  • There are also, however, instances in which a medical problem can actually cause an addiction, such as when someone with a legitimate pain management problem becomes addicted to painkillers, which is often called “medical addiction.”

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  • They start taking a couple painkillers, which is OK.

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  • So I am hearing from you in this case, that here ` s a guy that beat charges on child molestation, that has admitted addiction to painkillers, that is caught on video dangling a baby high up off a cement sidewalk, and is so high on painkillers, he comes to court in his pajamas.

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  • Norm Buckley, director of the pain centre and chair of anesthesia at McMaster's medical school, said some patients can benefit from opioid painkillers, which is why doctors need better prescribing guidelines.

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  • Postmenopausal women who regularly use aspirin and other analgesics (known as painkillers) have lower estrogen levels, which could contribute to a decreased risk of breast or ovarian cancer.

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  • KV stopped production in 2008 after recalling painkillers because the tablets were oversized.

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  • WASHINGTON - A new study has shown that postmenopausal women who take aspirin and other analgesics (known as painkillers) regularly have lower estrogen levels, which could contribute to a decreased risk of breast or ovarian cancer.

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