From analgesia (“absence of pain”), from New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀν- (an-, “without”) + ἄλγησις (algēsis, “sense of pain”), from ἄλγος (algos, “pain”).
Analgesic Sentence Examples
Radium is analgesic and bactericidal in its action.
in pill, and is said to be analgesic and haemostatic in its action.
Quinine has some analgesic power, and is a safe and often efficient drug in the treatment of neuralgia, even when the patient has not had malaria.
In medicine antipyrine ("phenazonum") has been used as an analgesic and antipyretic. The dose is 5-20 grs., but on account of its depressant action on the heart, and the toxic effects to which it occasionally gives rise, it is now but little used.
Morphine is an analgesic and hypnotic, relieving pain and producing deep sleep. As contrasted with opium it differs in being less astringent and constipating.