Analgesic

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Etymology

From analgesia (absence of pain) < New Latin < Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, without) + ἄλγησις (algēsis, sense of pain) < ἄλγος (algos, pain).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA: /ˌæn.l̩ˈdʒiː.zɪk/, /ˌæn.l̩ˈdʒiː.sɪk/
  • Rhymes: -iːzɪk

Noun

Analgesic (plural Analgesics)
  1. (pharmacology) Any medicine, such as aspirin, that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.
    • 2004, Jocoby, David B. and Youngson, R. M., Encyclopedia of Family Health, Marshall Cavendish, pg. 137:
      I am taking an analgesic. Is it safe to drink alcholic beverages?
    • 2010, Associated Press staff, Cadence signs option to buy Incline (original copy), Bloomberg Businessweek:
      Incline makes Ionsys, a potential analgesic for adult inpatients requiring opioid pain treatment after surgery.

Adjective

Analgesic (comparative more Analgesic, superlative most Analgesic)

  1. (medicine) Of, or related to analgesia; anodyne.


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Amytal; Amytal pill; Darvon; Demerol; Dolophine; H; Luminal; Luminal pill; M; Mickey Finn; Nembutal; Nembutal pill; Pyramidon; Seconal; Seconal pill; Tuinal; Tuinal pill; acetanilide; acetophenetidin; acetylsalicylic acid; alcohol; alleviating; alleviative; amobarbital sodium; anesthetic; anodyne; aspirin; assuasive; balmy; balsamic; barb; barbiturate; barbiturate pill; benumbing; black stuff; blue; blue angel; blue devil; blue heaven; blue velvet; calmant; calmative; cathartic; chloral hydrate; cleansing; codeine; codeine cough syrup; deadening; demulcent; depressant; depressor; dolly; dope; downer; drug; dulling; easing; emollient; goofball; hard stuff; heroin; hop; horse; hypnotic; junk; knockout drop; knockout drops; laudanum; lenitive; liquor; lotus; meperidine; methadone; mitigating; mitigative; morphia; morphine; narcotic; numbing; opiate; opium; pacifier; pain killer; pain-killer; pain-killing; palliative; paregoric; pen yan; phenacetin; phenobarbital; phenobarbital sodium; purgative; purple heart; quietener; quietening; rainbow; red; relieving; remedial; scag; secobarbital sodium; sedative; shit; sleep-inducer; sleep-inducing; sleeper; sleeping draught; sleeping pill; smack; sodium salicylate; sodium thiopental; softening; somnifacient; somniferous; soother; soothing; soothing syrup; soporific; stunning; stupefying; subduing; tar; tranquilizer; tranquilizing; turps; white stuff; yellow; yellow jacket

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