A medication or treatment used to relieve pain.
From greek ἀν- (an-, "without") + ἄλγος (álgos, "pain") + -ic.
- The patient was given an analgesic for the pain.
- Aspirin is a common over-the-counter analgesic.
- The analgesic was effective in reducing the patient's pain.
- The analgesic cream was applied to the sore muscles.
- The patient was prescribed an opioid analgesic for the chronic pain.