An analgesic (American English) or soporific (British English; see spelling contrasts) is a medication used to incite anesthesia - at the end of the day, to result in a brief loss of sensation or mindfulness. They might be isolated into two wide classes: general soporifics, which cause a reversible loss of awareness, and neighborhood sedatives, which cause a reversible loss of sensation for a restricted locale of the body without essentially influencing cognizance.

A wide assortment of medications is utilized in current soporific practice. Many are once in a while utilized outside anesthesiology, however others are utilized ordinarily in different fields of human services. Mixes of analgesics are now and then utilized for their synergistic and added substance restorative impacts. Antagonistic impacts, be that as it may, may likewise be expanded. Soporifics are unmistakable from analgesics, which square just vibe of agonizing upgrades.