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analgesic

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Definition any of the medications used to relieve pain such as aspirin
  • 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
  • This is some sort of analgesic, but not entirely.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • He referred to the drug as meperidine hydrochloride, said it was a narcotic analgesic, an opiate pain reliever.
    John Grisham  --  Sycamore Row
  • Mother offered to buy him pharmaceuticals, the strongest analgesics she could get her hands on, but he declined them.
    Tara Westover  --  Educated
  • ...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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