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Pronunciation: an′ăl-jē′zik


  1. A compound capable of producing analgesia, one that relieves pain by altering the perception of nociceptive stimuli without producing anesthesia or loss of consciousness.
  2. Characterized by reduced response to painful stimuli.

Synonym(s): analgetic1

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