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Pronunciation: an′ăl-jē′zē-ă

Definition: A neurologic or pharmacologic state in which painful stimuli are moderated such that, although still perceived, they are no longer painful.

[G. insensibility, fr. an- priv. + algēsis, sensation of pain]

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