analgesia

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analgesia

, analgia
1. inability to feel pain
2. the relief of pain

analgesia

[‚an·əl′jēzh·ə]
(physiology)
Insensibility to pain with no loss of consciousness.
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Alfentanil before induction and local anaesthetic infiltration of the wound prior to incision were components of pre-emptive analgesia in this case.
This is perhaps due to the fact that pre-emptive analgesia (preoperatively administered rofecoxib) and multimodal analgesia techniques (postoperative paracetamol and rofecoxib) were used.