Analgesics are medications used to reduce pain. They work by blocking the transmission of signals from the nerves to the brain, thus reducing the sensation of pain. Analgesics can be used to treat pain from a variety of conditions, such as headaches, muscle strains, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and many other conditions. Some common types of analgesics include paracetamol, ibuprofen, and codeine. These medications have advantages over other pain relievers because they can be used to treat a wide range of pain and are not habit-forming. Analgesics are an important part of managing pain and improving the quality of life for those with chronic pain conditions.

From: International Journal of Anesthesia

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Editor: Vipin Arora,  Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital                                     
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Anesthesia covers a wide selection of areas relevant to scientific and clinical content of anesthesiology field. IJAN aims to add real international flavor to anesthetic studies pertaining to all possible forms and to advance the understanding and application of novel techniques.