Painkiller

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Painkiller
Also see
Cost Cr1
Size 2.0 grams
Type Drugs
Tech Level TL–4
Weight 2.0 grams
Per dose

A Painkiller is a pharmaceutical drug.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Painkillers, first created at TL-4, are substances that reduce sensitivity to pain. They alleviate symptoms (as opposed to anesthetics, which completely block sensation), but are not as effective as analgesics. A wide variety of substances are used as painkillers and many commercial brands contain additional ingredients (such as caffeine) to improve their efficacy. Painkillers have a cost of Cr1 per dose.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Painkillers may be extremely addictive.

An overdose of painkillers will damage the function of internal organs, particularly the liver and the digestive system. A sufficiently large dose may result in organ failure and death.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

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