Analgesic: A drug or medicine given to reduce pain without resulting in loss of consciousness. Analgesics are sometimes referred to as painkiller medications. There are many different types of analgesic medications available in both prescription and over-the-counter preparations. Examples of analgesic drugs include aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), the COX-2 inhibitor celecoxib, and narcotic drugs including morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone (Vicodin). Analgesics may also be combined with other drugs in some types of medications (for example, analgesics are combined with decongestants and/or antihistamine in many over-the-counter cold remedies).
From the Greek an-, without + algesis, sense of pain.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( Äƒn ' É™l-jÄ“ ' zÄk, -sÄk ) n. A medication that reduces or eliminates pain. adj. Of or causing analgesia.
Analgesic: A drug or medicine given to reduce pain without resulting in loss of consciousness. Analgesics are sometimes referred to as painkiller medications.
analgesic /anÂ·alÂ·geÂ·sic/ (-jeÂ´zik) 1. relieving pain. 2. pertaining to analgesia. 3. an agent that relieves pain without causing loss of consciousness.
Analgesic medications are commonly referred to as painkillers. There are basically two kinds of analgesics: non-narcotics and narcotics.
noun 1. a remedy that relieves or allays pain. adjective 2. of, pertaining to, or causing analgesia . :10 :09 :08 :07 :06 :05 :04 :03 :02 :01 Analgesic is always a ...