reduce pain

lessen pain

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • pain — /payn/, n. 1. physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc. 2. a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body: a back pain. 3. mental or emotional suffering or torment: I am sorry my news causes you such pain. 4. pains …   Universalium

  • Pain, shingles — Localized pain in the area of involvement of shingles. When such pain persists beyond one month it is referred to as postherpetic neuralgia.The most common complication of shingles is postherpetic neuralgia. This occurs when the pain associated… …   Medical dictionary

  • pain — noun 1 physical pain ADJECTIVE ▪ acute, agonizing, awful, blinding, excruciating, extreme, great, immense, intense, severe …   Collocations dictionary

  • Pain and suffering in laboratory animals — The extent to which animal testing causes pain and suffering, and the capacity of laboratory animals to experience and comprehend them, is the subject of much debate. [Duncan IJ, Petherick JC. [http://jas.fass.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long… …   Wikipedia

  • pain — 1 /peIn/ noun 1 PHYSICAL (C, U) the feeling you have when part of your body hurts: be in pain (=having a pain in part of your body): Take these tablets if you re in pain. | feel pain: We ve given him an anaesthetic so he shouldn t feel any pain.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reduce — 01. The government hopes that by raising taxes on cigarettes, it will be able to [reduce] the number of teenagers who start smoking. 02. Criminologists believe that the [reduction] in violent crime in this country is due to the fact that our… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • reduce — verb ADVERB ▪ considerably, dramatically, drastically, greatly, markedly, severely, sharply, significantly, substantially ▪ su …   Collocations dictionary

  • Pain withdrawal reflex — The pain withdrawal reflex is an involuntary action in which the body reacts to pain by trying to move itself away from the source of the pain, to reduce or even eliminate that pain.Although this is a reflex, there are two interesting aspects:… …   Wikipedia

  • reduce — Synonyms and related words: abase, abash, abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, abstract, acetify, acidify, acidulate, adjust, adjust to, adulterate, afflict, alkalify, alkalize, allay, alleviate, allow, alter, analyze, anatomize, anesthetize,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Cancer pain — Pain is a symptom frequently associated with cancer. Cancer can cause pain by irritating or damaging nerves, by stimulating nociceptors (pain sensitive nerve fibers), or by releasing chemicals that make nociceptors respond to normally non painful …   Wikipedia

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