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alleviate

 [ah-le´ve-āt]
to cause the lessening or disappearance of a patient's problem.
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alleviate

verb A popular, non-medical term meaning to reduce pain or provide comfort. Medical equivalents include: relieve, palliate, ameliorate.
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alleviate

(ă-lē′vē-āt″) [L. alleviare, to lighten]
To lessen the effect of.
alleviation (-lē″vē-ā′shŏn)
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Alleviate

To make something easier to be endured.
Mentioned in: Kinesiology, Applied
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While neuropathic pain doesn't respond to conventional anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, it can sometimes be alleviated with narcotics.
Facilities should be cautioned that they are ultimately responsible for their own compliance, and that responsibility is not alleviated in cases where notification about the acceptability of their plan of correction is not made in timely fashion.
The problem is alleviated in this volume by the fact that all the papers came from one Yale conference (most of the authors of the twenty-two chapters are Yale-connected professionals).
Worse, these actions made it nearly impossible to foster the kind of metropolitan planning and coordination that might have alleviated some of Detroit's misery.