an·​al·​ge·​sia | \ ˌa-nᵊl-ˈjē-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce analgesia (audio) , -zē-ə\

Definition of analgesia

: insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

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Acid Trip Stein’s accidental late-’80s discovery of a connection between analgesia and inflammation opened a new pathway to pain treatment. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Building a Better Painkiller," 11 May 2018 Kappa receptors also have recently become more promising targets for analgesia. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Building a Better Painkiller," 11 May 2018 Also, the higher the BAC, the greater the analgesia. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "A Study Suggests That Alcohol Might Actually Have Pain-Relieving Powers," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of analgesia

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for analgesia

New Latin, from Greek analgēsia, from an- + algēsis sense of pain, from algein to suffer pain, from algos pain

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The first known use of analgesia was circa 1706

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English Language Learners Definition of analgesia

medical : the loss of the ability to feel pain while conscious


an·​al·​ge·​sia | \ ˌan-ᵊl-ˈjē-zhə, -z(h)ē-ə How to pronounce analgesia (audio) \

Medical Definition of analgesia

: insensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

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