An Analgesic is a pharmaceutical drug.
Analgesics, first created at TL-6, are substances that minimize sensitivity to pain. They alleviate symptoms (as opposed to anesthetics, which completely block sensation), and are far more effective than painkillers. A wide variety of substances are used as analgesics and many commercial brands contain additional ingredients (such as caffeine) to improve their efficacy. Analgesics have a cost of Cr10 per dose.
History & Background (Dossier)
Analgesics may be extremely addictive.
An opine is a form of analgesic.
An overdose of anesthetics will damage the function of internal organs, particularly the liver. A sufficiently large dose may result in liver failure and death.
References & Contributors (Sources)
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- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science