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1. Removal of pain or distress, physical or mental.
See also: relief area, relief chamber.
2. In dentistry, reduction or elimination of pressure from a specific area under a denture base.
See also: relief area, relief chamber.
[see relieve]
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1. Quality of an object or of different parts of a surface to stick out from the background or general plane in which it is situated. The perception of relief is a special case of depth perception.
2. A feeling of gladness that something unpleasant or painful has not occurred or has ceased. See depth perception; stereopsis.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann


1. In dentistry, reduction or elimination of pressure from a specific area under a denture base.
2. Removal of pain or distress, physical or mental.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about relief

Q. has anyone expierienced extreme bloating from diverticulitus and what can you do to get relief?

A. what do you mean in bloating? do you have constipation? i know that my father has diverticulitis, he had a surgery , very scary times.
but he is O.K. now, eat alot of fibers, drink alot of fluids and doing daily exercise (past 2 and a half years now). and he feels great. much much better.

Q. I am curious to know is there any other system of treatment for pain relief without meds. Here is Duke, 18 yrs. I have Fibromyalgia for the past 1yr. I hate to take meds. I am curious to know is there any other system of treatment for pain relief without meds. I guess I just need some advice on how I can feel better.

A. I got relief for Fibromyalgia without meds but with exercise and massages. Messages are really good!!! Exercise is also an important part. While it hurts to get started, it ends up helping... Try to find a doctor especially muscle specialist.

Q. Fibromyalgia- what are others way to get relief from the pain? I've had Fibromyalgia for 17 years now. I've been off and on Medicine for it. I was just wondering if anyone who has it , had any other methods of pain relief besides medication. Thanks!

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