neuralgias

neuralgia

[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-]
noun Pathology.
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.

Origin:
1815–25; neur- + -algia

neuralgic, adjective
antineuralgic, adjective, noun
postneuralgic, adjective
preneuralgic, adjective
unneuralgic, adjective
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neuralgia (njʊˈrældʒɪə)
 
n
severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve
 
neu'ralgic
 
adj

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neuralgia
c.1830, from Gk. neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -algia, from algos "pain" (see -algia). Perhaps infl. by Fr. névralgie (1801).
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neuralgia neu·ral·gia (nu-rāl'jə, nyu-)
n.
Sharp, severe paroxysmal pain extending along a nerve or group of nerves. Also called neurodynia.


neu·ral'gic adj.
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