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neuralgia

[noo-ral-juh, nyoo-] /nʊˈræl dʒə, nyʊ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
sharp and paroxysmal pain along the course of a nerve.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; neur- + -algia
Related forms
neuralgic, adjective
antineuralgic, adjective, noun
postneuralgic, adjective
preneuralgic, adjective
unneuralgic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un neuralgic

neuralgia

/njʊˈrældʒɪə/
noun
1.
severe spasmodic pain caused by damage to or malfunctioning of a nerve and often following the course of the nerve
Derived Forms
neuralgic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for un neuralgic

neuralgia

n.

1807, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -algia. Probably formed on model of French névralgie (1801). Related: Neuralgic.

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un neuralgic in Medicine

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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