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Anodyne GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Anodyne GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈæn.əʊ.daɪn/ (adj & noun)

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Noun: a type of medication that can relieve pain, painkiller, nepenthe, painkilling drug, narcotic, comforting thing, opiate

Adjective: painkilling and soothing, bringing relief from discomfort or pain, analgesic, relaxing – bland, neutral, inoffensive, insipid, unexciting, colorless


There are three main types of painkiller: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), paracetamol and opioids. Each works in a different way. Most people only need to take painkillers for a few days or weeks at most, but some people need to take them for a long time. You can buy some painkillers, such as anodynes, from pharmacies; this includes some NSAIDs, paracetamol and some weak opioids (codeine or dihydrocodeine). If you buy painkillers that contain weak opioids and you need to take them for more than three days you must discuss this with your pharmacist or doctor.



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