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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·o·dyne

(an'ō-dīn),
A compound less potent than an anesthetic that is capable of relieving pain.
[G. an- priv. + odynē, pain]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

anodyne

(ăn′ə-dīn′)
adj.
1. Capable of soothing or eliminating pain.
2. Relaxing: anodyne novels about country life.
3. Watered-down; insipid: "Many journalists, desperate to escape the anodyne and often absurd publicity releases, were drawn to Bogart's caustic, irreverent and highly quotable outbursts" (Jeffrey Meyers).
n.
1. A medicine, such as aspirin, that relieves pain.
2. A source of soothing comfort.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

an·o·dyne

(an'ō-dīn)
A substance that soothes or relieves pain.
[G. an- priv. + odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

anodyne

1. Pain-relieving or relaxing.
2. A drug or other agency that relieves pain.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

an·o·dyne

(an'ō-dīn)
A compound less potent than an anesthetic that is capable of relieving pain.
[G. an- priv. + odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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