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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Concept of preemptive analgesia is not new in dentistry, various drugs like analgesics, steroids and antianxiety drugs have been under clinical trial.
Clinical research clearly indicates that clinicians should consider using ibuprofen as well as paracetamol as a routine preemptive analgesia to children who undergo tonsillectomy procedures without the fear of the risk of bleeding.
Only 32 cases had preemptive analgesia in this study; it was found that preemptive analgesia did decrease incidence of chronic pain but due to limited number of cases it is difficult to recommend the same.
New concepts in acute pain therapy: Preemptive analgesia.
The study of preemptive analgesia over the past 20 or more years has focused almost exclusively on one goal: reducing immediate postoperative pain, usually with narcotic consumption as the primary outcome measure.
Ninety men scheduled for radical prostatectomies (the complete surgical removal of the prostate gland) were assigned randomly to one of three groups: no preemptive analgesia, preemptive analgesia with a narcotic (fentanyl), and preemptive analgesia with a local anesthetic (bupivacaine).
Does dexamethasone with preemptive analgesia improve pediatric tonsillectomy pain?
Preemptive analgesia is currently being used for the management of postoperative pain and is no longer actively researched.