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1. Removal of pain or distress, physical or mental.
See also: relief area, relief chamber.
2. In dentistry, reduction or elimination of pressure from a specific area under a denture base.
See also: relief area, relief chamber.
[see relieve]


1. Quality of an object or of different parts of a surface to stick out from the background or general plane in which it is situated. The perception of relief is a special case of depth perception.
2. A feeling of gladness that something unpleasant or painful has not occurred or has ceased. See depth perception; stereopsis.


1. In dentistry, reduction or elimination of pressure from a specific area under a denture base.
2. Removal of pain or distress, physical or mental.


n 1. the mitigation or removal of pain or distress.
n 2. the reduction or elimination of pressure from a specific area under a denture base.
relief chamber,
relief, gingival,
n relief given to removable partial denture units at all gingival crossings to avoid impingement.
relief space,

Patient discussion about relief

Q. has anyone expierienced extreme bloating from diverticulitus and what can you do to get relief?

A. what do you mean in bloating? do you have constipation? i know that my father has diverticulitis, he had a surgery , very scary times.
but he is O.K. now, eat alot of fibers, drink alot of fluids and doing daily exercise (past 2 and a half years now). and he feels great. much much better.

Q. I am curious to know is there any other system of treatment for pain relief without meds. Here is Duke, 18 yrs. I have Fibromyalgia for the past 1yr. I hate to take meds. I am curious to know is there any other system of treatment for pain relief without meds. I guess I just need some advice on how I can feel better.

A. I got relief for Fibromyalgia without meds but with exercise and massages. Messages are really good!!! Exercise is also an important part. While it hurts to get started, it ends up helping... Try to find a doctor especially muscle specialist.

Q. Fibromyalgia- what are others way to get relief from the pain? I've had Fibromyalgia for 17 years now. I've been off and on Medicine for it. I was just wondering if anyone who has it , had any other methods of pain relief besides medication. Thanks!

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It would also ensure the timely distribution of the relief goods among the quake affected people there.
Requested relief before the Service discovers the failure to meet the regulatory election;
Blazer said this congregants -- and many non-Jews in the community -- have donated thousands to relief efforts in Israel.
IRC section 6015 grants innocent spouse relief in three instances.
The relief interval (time between run intervals) is normally twice the amount of time it took for the run interval.
The military's process for prepositioning combat equipment can serve as a pattern for disaster relief from the sea, said Jeff McMahon of the U.
8 killed an estimated 80,000 people and left more than three million homeless, said Pakistan's Federal Relief Commission.
It is very important that all citizens contribute to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and other relief agencies as generously as they can," says Jim McAdams, a Texas rancher and president of NCBA.
Throughout the 18th century, most of the elderly did not need public relief under the Old Poor Law, indicating the strength of community and family values to provide support for the aged.
M&S challenged the law, contending that the UK rules were in breach of the fundamental freedom of establishment under the EC Treaty, inasmuch as group relief would have been granted if the two entities or units were resident in the U.
The Plum-Creek Foundation, Seattle, Washington, USA has donated US$ 75,000-US$ 50,000 to CARE, and US$ 25,000 to the Northwest Medical Teams Disaster Relief Fund.