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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanalgesican‧al‧ge‧sic /ˌænəlˈdʒiːzɪk◂/ noun [countable]  technical a drug that reduces pain syn painkiller Aspirin is a popular analgesic.analgesic adjective [only before noun] drugs that have an analgesic effect on ulcers
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analgesicShe was not initially X-rayed because of her pregnant condition, but was advised to rest and to take an analgesic.It was better than an analgesic in her blood.Skeletal muscle relaxing agents and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are often used but probably are of no more benefit than simple aspirin-based analgesics.The rest of us find paracetamol an effective analgesic with no important side effects and have no need of an antidote.That is an argument for having a range of effective analgesics, but hardly for continuing to multiply their numbers indefinitely.In the majority, pain responded well to minor analgesics.It was named enkephalin and its discovery was a major advance in the search for new analgesics.
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