- a remedy that relieves or allays pain.
- of, relating to, or causing analgesia, or the relief of pain.
Origin of analgesic
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(Analgesic and Antipyretic): 16—32 ♏, pure or with equal parts glycerin or oil.Merck's 1899 Manual
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- of or causing analgesia
- a substance that produces analgesia
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- A medication capable of reducing or eliminating pain.analgetic
- Characterized by analgesia.
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- A drug used to eliminate pain; a painkiller. Aspirin and acetaminophen are analgesics.
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A drug, such as aspirin, that relieves pain in the body.
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