anodyne


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

an·o·dyne

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

anodyne

/an·o·dyne/ (an´ah-dīn)
1. relieving pain.
2. a medicine that eases pain.

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.

anodyne

[an′ədīn/]
Etymology: Gk a + odyne, not pain
a drug that relieves or lessens pain. Compare analgesic.

an·o·dyne

(an'ō-dīn)
A substance that soothes or relieves pain.
[G. an- priv. + odynē, pain]

anodyne

1. Pain-relieving or relaxing.
2. A drug or other agency that relieves pain.

anodyne

a compound, less potent than an anaesthetic or a narcotic, used to relieve pain

anodyne,

n a substance with pain-relieving properties.

an·o·dyne

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

anodyne (an´ōdīn),

n an agent or drug that relieves pain; milder than analgesia.

anodyne

1. relieving pain.
2. a medicine that eases pain.
References in periodicals archive ?
With health care business intelligence services provided by Anodyne Health Partners, Prospira PainCare will use a broad suite of athenahealth's cloud-based solutions to gain unprecedented visibility into their clinical and financial operations, as they continue to provide high-quality patient care in an important and underserved care segment.
Topics include theater in her short fiction, her lyrical anodyne for the modern soul, the anti-religious subtext, fire in The Godmother, racial iconography in The Awakening, and her reading of leisure-class women in Ourland.
Dear Editor, Is it not time that the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon treasure awoke in all of us the desire to cast off the anodyne, uninspired, Whitehall imposed West Midlands title for our region to be replaced by the title Mercia.
Because, aside from the country's thickest millionairess and her chavtastic entourage of sovereign ring-wearers - put a shell to your ear and you'll hear the sea, use a shell-suit and you'll hear the Goody household - it's left us with a strictly hoo-ha-free bunch of faded stars and anodyne never-rans.
Grudgingly, she coughed up a few dozen words from Jol, but they were so pointless and anodyne that we refused to insult the intelligence of our readers by putting them in the paper.
Like its predecessors, this latest hotel is conceived as an elegant, hospitable haven offering travellers and jaded urbanites scope to experience the intensity of nature, but it is far removed from the anodyne torpor of the typical luxury bolthole.
Yet where the content of The Epic Tour--mostly anodyne landscapes and generalized figures--was as offhand as its materials, Burns used his first New York solo appearance to intensify his subject matter, turning his attention to contemporary social ills and our voyeuristic, media-addled culture's complicity in them.
If you like bands like Swarm of the Lotus, Anodyne, Sweet Cobra and Cream Abdul Barbar etc, this is a must.
LAST Thursday (January 6) Labour's latest Education Secretary gave a speech outlining her priorities for education summarised in the anodyne triple - standards, discipline and choice.
MICHAEL AYLMER'S letter to the Racing Post (May 22) about anodyne criticism from TV racing presenters or pundits contained some fair points.
It was more willing to take on difficult issues than the rather more anodyne BBC TV shows.
2] Frequently, activists of the era were parodied as frustrated "True Believers," who, in Eric Hoffer's formulation, used mass movements as an anodyne for their own damaged psyches and unfulfilled selves.