Definition of analgesic in English:



  • (of a drug) acting to relieve pain.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The number of analgesic tablets taken during the study period was recorded.’
    • ‘Initially treatment consisted of the provision of a sling and analgesic medication.’
    • ‘Because of the high incidence of breakthrough pain, it is important for patients to have immediate-release analgesic medication available.’
    painkilling, anodyne, pain-relieving
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  • An analgesic drug.

    • ‘You can take analgesics such as paracetamol, or anti-inflammatories to reduce any swelling.’
    • ‘Codeine, morphine, and fentanyl were the analgesics used most often.’
    • ‘Opioid analgesics or morphine-based drugs form the cornerstone of burn pain treatment.’
    • ‘Non-narcotic analgesics can be used for mild to moderate migraines that are not associated with nausea and vomiting.’
    • ‘The question of interest is not so much whether they are potent analgesics compared with codeine but, rather, which painful conditions they are effective in.’
    painkiller, painkilling drug, anodyne, pain reliever
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