analgesia

noun
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

Examples of analgesia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kappa receptors also have recently become more promising targets for analgesia. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Building a Better Painkiller," 11 May 2018 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

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek analgēsía "lack of feeling, insensibility," from an- an- + álgēsis "sense of pain" (from algē-, variant stem of algéō, algeîn "to feel pain, suffer" — derivative of álgos "pain," of uncertain origin — + -sis -sis) + -ia -ia entry 1, probably formed after análgētos "insensible to pain"

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The first known use of analgesia was circa 1706

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“Analgesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analgesia. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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analgesia

noun

English Language Learners Definition of analgesia

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

analgesia

noun
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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