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Definition of "analgesic" []

  • A medication that reduces or eliminates pain. (noun)
  • Of or causing analgesia. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "analgesic" in a sentence
  • "These Gz proteins are also responsible for the long-term analgesic tolerance produced by single doses of these agonists, as well as for the cross-tolerance between CB1Rs and MORs."
  • "To further investigate this, Michael Weishaupt, DMV, from the Equine Hospital at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, co-authored the recent study, "Short term analgesic effect of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in horses with proximal palmar metacarpal / plantar metatarsal pain.""
  • "The long-term analgesic reaction after social conflict may be considered as an adaptive learnt response that brings the subject, more rapidly into a potent protective analgesic state"