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an analgesic effect
  any of the medications used to relieve pain such as aspirin
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analgesic analgesics
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  • an analgesic effect
  • A topical analgesic can be used to avoid systemic side-effects.
  • Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, mild sedative, mild analgesic.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Soon after Emmett and his friends visited, at four o’clock on the afternoon of September 24, 1951, a doctor injected Henrietta with a heavy dose of morphine and wrote in her chart, "Discontinue all medications and treatments except analgesics."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • She gave me a strong analgesic and told me to drink some water, but after a few swallows I regurgitated the pills, the liquid, and the remnants of lunch.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A few weeks later Dale Thornton was unceremoniously dumped as unassistant editor, and Sarah Byrnes and I began other kinds of tactical assaults on those who wronged us: a box of fish guts planted in a locker here at the beginning of a long weekend, analgesic balm spread lavishly there in someone’s underpants while he was dressed down for PE.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • This is some sort of analgesic, but not entirely.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • …warning, Deborah turned the pages of Gold’s book and stumbled on the details of her mother’s demise: excruciating pain, fever, and vomiting; poisons building in her blood; a doctor writing, "Discontinue all medication and treatments except analgesics;" and the wreckage of Henrietta’s body during the autopsy: The dead woman’s arms had been pulled up and back so that the pathologist could get at her chest … the body had been split down the middle and opened wide … greyish white tumor…
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Associated words [difficulty]:   analgesic [8]
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