Definition of Analgesic

1. Noun. A medicine used to relieve pain.




2. Adjective. Capable of relieving pain. "An analgesic effect"
Exact synonyms: Analgetic, Anodyne
Similar to: Moderating
Derivative terms: Analgesia, Analgesia, Anodyne

Definition of Analgesic

1. Noun. (pharmacology) Any medicine, such as aspirin, that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness. ¹

2. Adjective. (medicine) Of or relating to analgesia; anodyne. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Analgesic

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Medical Definition of Analgesic

1. An agent that alleviates pain without causing loss of consciousness. (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Analgesic

analemma
analemmas
analemmata
analemmatic
analepses
analepsis
analepsy
analept
analeptic
analeptic enema
analeptics
analgesia
analgesia algera
analgesia dolorosa
analgesias
analgesic (current term)
analgesic nephritis
analgesic nephropathy
analgesics
analgesimeter
analgetic
analgetics
analgia
analgias
analingus
analities
analize
anallagmatic

Literary usage of Analgesic

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"This dosage is somewhat quieting, but not narcotic, and scarcely analgesic. Larger dosage produces restlessness instead of quieting. ..."

2. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"It has been used with satisfaction as an antipyretic in hectic, malarial, typhoid and other fevers, also as an analgesic in acute and chronic rheumatism, ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"Phenacetin seems therefore to be not only an analgesic but a hypnotic. In this city the price of phenacetin is still quite high. THE QUESTION OF CRANIOTOMY. ..."

4. The Modern Materia Medica: The Source, Chemical and Physical Properties (1911)
"It is used as an antipyretic and analgesic. Dose, 7% to 15 grains, two to four times daily. ... It is prescribed as an antirheumatic and analgesic. ..."

5. Materia Medica: Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing for by Walter Arthur Bastedo (1918)
"... viz., the analgesics, the antimalarials, and the antirheumatics. THE analgesic ANTIPYRETICS The official ones are antipyrine, acetanilid, ..."

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