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analgesic

 [an″al-je´zik]
1. relieving pain.
2. pertaining to analgesia.
3. an agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness.
narcotic analgesic opioid analgesic.
nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesic (NSAIA) nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug.
opiate analgesic (opioid analgesic) any of a class of compounds that bind with a number of closely related specific receptors (opioid receptors) in the central nervous system to block the perception of pain or affect the emotional response to pain; such compounds include opium and its derivatives, as well as a number of synthetic compounds, and are used for moderate to severe pain. Chronic administration or abuse may lead to dependence.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

an·al·ge·sic

(an'ăl-jē'zik),
1. A compound capable of producing analgesia, that is, one that relieves pain by altering the perception of nociceptive stimuli without producing anesthesia or loss of consciousness. Synonym(s): analgetic (1)
2. Characterized by reduced response to painful stimuli. Synonym(s): antalgic
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

analgesic

(ăn′əl-jē′zĭk, -sĭk)
n.
A medication that reduces or eliminates pain.
adj.
Of or causing analgesia.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

an·al·ge·sic

(an'ăl-jē'zik)
1. A compound capable of producing analgesia, i.e., one that relieves pain by altering perception of nociceptive stimuli without producing anesthesia or loss of consciousness.
2. Characterized by reduced response to painful stimuli.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

analgesic

1. Pain-relieving.
2. A pain-relieving drug.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

analgesic

a substance that reduces pain without causing unconsciousness.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Analgesic

A medication that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness. Over-the-counter analgesics include aspirin and NSAIDs.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

analgesic 

A remedy or agent that relieves pain.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

an·al·ge·sic

(an'ăl-jē'zik)
1. A compound capable of producing analgesia, i.e., one that relieves pain by altering the perception of nociceptive stimuli without producing anesthesia or loss of consciousness.
2. Characterized by reduced response to painful stimuli.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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"The drug channel is the largest channel in terms of retail sales of topical analgesics, representing 45% of category sales.
A: I would suggest that retailers that do not have an extensive topical analgesic section reexamine this category.
Besides addressing arthritis pain and the pain associated with aging, Garcoa's topical analgesics provide foot care for people who have diabetes or are suffering from fungus or cracked heels.
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Topical analgesic distributors as well as manufacturers are concentrating on enhancing their product portfolio, with an aim to benefit from potential growth opportunities in developing as well as developed markets.
In terms of topical analgesic formulations, ingredients such as menthol, methylsalicylate (oil of evergreen), and camphor are called counterirritants because they create a burning or cooling sensation that distracts the mind from the pain.
There are few more uses of vaporub, for example it can also be used as a topical analgesic in case of any insect bite, can work as an insect repellant, relieves headache and help reduce bruises and swellings.
CA-008 is a proprietary water-soluble prodrug that converts into capsaicin, a potent TRPV-1 agonist with a long history of use as a topical analgesic, that selectively and reversibly desensitizes pain conducting nerve fibers (C-fiber nociceptors).
Creams and patches containing lidocaine, an odorless anesthetic, have made a big impact on the topical analgesic category in the past 18 months.
It is also frequently part of topical analgesic drugs available in a pharmacy, although its mechanism of action is still unknown.
If the topical analgesic gets approved by DND, a soldier about to go on patrol will be able to nip into a clinic for it and apply it himself as needed.
Additionally, ice, topical analgesics, and electrical stimulation have all been widely used to control the pain associated with tendon injuries.