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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.
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A synthetic opioid narcotic, C21H27NO4, used in the form of its hydrochloride as an analgesic.
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nalbuphineNubain® A synthetic narcotic chemically related to naloxone and similar in action to, but less addictive than, morphine, it has a similar analgesic intensity as morphine, but has a ceiling on the intensity of the respiratory depression it causes when in excess Adverse effects Sweating, N&V, vertigo, dry mouth, headache
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