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painkiller

(pān′kĭl′ər)
n.
An agent, such as an analgesic drug, that relieves pain.

pain′kill′ing adj.

painkiller

, pain killer (pān′kil″ĕr)
A colloquial term for a medication or a procedure that decreases a patient's discomfort caused by pain or alleviates hurtful or unpleasant sensations.
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Equally important, the drug's painkilling effect was undiminished, says Basile.
A HOSPITAL inquiry is under way after a woman allegedly posed as a nurse to inject a patient with powerful painkilling drugs.
EAT GINGER 1 It contains gingerol, an essential oil, which has been used since ancient times for its antiinflammatory and painkilling (analgesic) properties.
Walker, 23, has had painkilling injections, but they have not helped and the player had scans on the problem last week.
The Bulgarian hitman was last night waiting to be told the extent of the damage after receiving a painkilling injection to help him through the game.
Or try topical painkilling creams (containing ibuprofen) .
London, Mar 25 (ANI): Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves, who is continuing his comeback from double knee surgery that has seen him miss the last 18 months of his career, has revealed that he needs painkilling injections to get him through training and games.
MORPHINE could be worsening the condition of thousands of cancer patients who routinely receive the painkilling drug, new research suggests.
One option is for 23-year-old Broad to have a painkilling injection to feature in the day-nighter but Flower appeared reluctant to go down that route.
Chelsea could ask the Ivory Coast international to play on with the aid of painkilling injections until January, when he will not be available in any case due to international commitments at the African Cup of Nations.
The painkilling gene was discovered by British-led researchers who studied three related families in Pakistan with an unusual inherited disorder.