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Analgesia
Synonyms Analgia
Forms Adj.: analgesic
Etymology

Greek: ἀναλγησία (analgēsía, “painlessness”)

Free definitions
Wiktionary
(medicine) The absence of the sense of pain while remaining conscious.
Wikipedia
(analgesic) An analgesic, or painkiller, is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia — relief from pain. The word analgesic derives from Greekἀν-, "without", and ἄλγος, "pain".
MeSH ID

D000698

Analgesia is the absence of pain, despite remaining perfectly aware of one's surroundings (i.e., conscious). It is usually achieved by analgesic drugs like opioids, paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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