any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain

Analgetics (one analgetic) (or analgesics) is a word for some drugs that are used to stop pain.[1] These are also known as painkillers.[2] There are several kinds of painkillers. All act on the nervous system. Some painkillers (such as opioids) can make people addicted if they are taken for a long time. Some painkillers have side effects that can harm people when they take too much (e.g., too much paracetamol can be dangerous for the liver)

Types of Analgesics



  1. "Analgesic | Definition of Analgesic by Lexico". Lexico Dictionaries | English. Archived from the original on 2019-10-06. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. "Thesaurus results for ANALGESIC". Retrieved 2019-10-06.