Analgesic (noun)

A medication or treatment used to relieve pain.

Origin:

From greek ἀν- (an-, "without") + ἄλγος (álgos, "pain") + -ic.

Examples:

  1. The patient was given an analgesic for the pain.
  2. Aspirin is a common over-the-counter analgesic.
  3. The analgesic was effective in reducing the patient's pain.
  4. The analgesic cream was applied to the sore muscles.
  5. The patient was prescribed an opioid analgesic for the chronic pain.
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